Working for birds in Africa

Status of Black Stork Ciconia nigra in Lesotho

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Le statut de la Cigogne noire Ciconia nigra au Lesotho.
En 1996–2002, 25 sites de nidification de la Cigogne noire Ciconia nigra ont été recensés au Lesotho, la plupart (n=18) dans des zones montagneuses. La population nicheuse du pays est estimée à 35–50 couples. Tous les couples observés nichaient sur des falaises rocheuses, typiquement dans les gorges de rivières les plus importantes.

Summary.
In 1996–2002, 25 breeding sites of Black Stork Ciconia nigra were found in Lesotho, most of them (n=18) in the highlands. The breeding population in the country is estimated at 35–50 pairs. All pairs nested on rocky cliffs, typically in larger river canyons.

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