Aves | Ciconiiformes
SAUP Database. 2006. (Ref. 356)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 101 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 2.5 kg (Ref. 356)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific, Mediterranean and Atlantic.
Culmen: 6.96 cm; tarsus: 7.4 cm; wing: 35.7 cm.
Total Length: 80 to 101 cm; Wingspan: 130 to 160 cm (Ref. 8812). A coastal species (Ref. 356). Largely dependent on freshwater and terrestrial environments. Feeds mostly on non-fish vertebrate prey (Ref. 95711). Displays pursuit-diving behavior (Ref. 356). In the North Sea off the coasts of Scotland and northern England, is known to partially feed on the sand eel, Ammodytes marinus (Ref. 95711).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
High vulnerability (61 of 100)