Black Stork
Black Stork
Black Stork (SOUTH AFRICA)
Black Stork (Immature, EGYPT)
Scientific Name 
Ciconia nigra
Arabic Name 
اللقلق الأسود
Kuwaiti name 
خصيفي , لقلق
150.0 cm
95.0 cm
Least Concern


Rare visitor, mostly in autumn and spring. The species has been recorded more frequently in recent years; normally only single birds are sighted.
Where in Kuwait 
Not restricted to wetlands but predominantly seen in the Sulaibikhat and Jahra area and also seen in desert areas near and in Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve. It is normally only seen passing by overhead and may only stop briefly for water before continuing on it's migration journey.
In the world 
This species has an extremely large range and most populations of this species are fully migratory and travel on a narrow front along well-defined routes.
Local threats 
As it is migratory, there is always the threat of indiscriminate shooters.