Stork SVG is a bird that belongs to the new fucking, stork-like (naked) group, stork family, storks (Latin Ciconia). The article describes this genus.
Stork SVG – description
Storks SVG are birds of large sizes. The largest species in the genus of Ciconia is white stork. The body length of both male and female is 110 cm, wingspan reaches 220 cm and weight – 3.6 kg. One of the small species, the white-belly stork, weighs about 1 kg and its body length is 73 cm.
The beak of the stork is long, 2-3 times longer than the length of the head, and has a conical shape. It can be straight or slightly bent to the top (as in the Far East stork). At the base it is high and massive, sharp at the end, closed tightly. The tongue is smooth, sharp and, compared to the beak, small. Abdominal cracks are very narrow, open directly in the horn cover, without depressions and furrows. Color of beak in adults of most species is red. The black-billed stork has black beak. Young birds have the opposite: black-billed stork chicks have a red or orange beak, and other beaked chicks have black beaks.
Different species of storks have irises of red, brown or white color. There is no plumage on the chin, frenulum or skin around the eyes. The neck of birds is moderately long. Typically, the neck is sharply curved backwards, the head is directed forward and the beak is resting among the feathers. The feathers in the goitre area are long, sagging feathers.
Stork SVG have neck air bags that are filled with exhaled air, as they are connected to the nasal chambers. These bags are small, placed under the skin and lie on the sides of the neck at the base of the head. The bag system creates an air layer between the skin and muscles.
Stork’s wings are long, rounded, their apex is formed by 3-5 fly feathers. Internal feathers on the wing are long. When folded, they reach the length of the primary fly feathers.
In flight, storks hover above the ground. This is possible due to a special bone joint of the shoulder belt and the structure of the wing with an elongated forearm and a shorter shoulder. These features are characteristic of large soaring birds, including birds of prey. There is a claw on the first finger of the hand on the wing.
The soaring flight is also characteristic of birds such as eagles, golden eagles, kites, vultures, buzzards and pelicans.
The tail of the storks is of moderate length, straight and slightly rounded at the top. It consists of 12 steering feathers.
The rear extremities of birds are extremely elongated. Plus, the length is almost equal to the tibia. The joint of the tibia and the tibia is arranged in such a way that the protrusion on the tibia head enters the recess on the tibia head, and a special ligament fixes this joint, preventing the bones from slipping off. The result is an extended leg that holds the body purely mechanically, without the use of muscle. This allows the stork to balance the body for hours on one leg without getting tired. The structure of the legs causes some characteristic movements – slow and springy gait.
Toes on the toes of storks are relatively short. Each of them has a narrow leathery rim. The front toes are connected at the base by a small leather membrane, and the planted low back finger serves for support on the ground. This structure of the fingers indicates that the stork is difficult to walk in the hot spots, and it gravitates towards the hard ground. The tibia is not more than a third of its length. The naked part of the shin and the entire plush is covered with small, multifaceted plates. Claws are wide, rather flat, blunt.
Color of storks is not too diverse and consists of black and white colors. Black can be green or metallic. The colouring of young birds differs slightly from adults. There are no differences in the colouring of males and females, and there are no changes in colour during the seasons. Stork SVG chicks have a grayish cannon, adult down white or gray.
Representatives of the genus Ciconia do not have a vote, as they are deprived of the Syrinx (the voice organ of birds) and its muscles. Instead of shouting, the stork clicks its beak, i.e. hits each other with its jaws. White storks (Latin Ciconia ciconia) also know how to hiss. Black storks (lat. Ciconia nigra) rarely crack their beaks: their voice looks like a cough or a cult. Stork chicks know how to quake, chirp, hiss and make throat screams.