ETYM AS. storc.
Any of a family (Ciconiidea) of long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, powerful wings, and long bills used for spearing prey. Some species grow up to 1.5 m/5 ft tall.
Species include the Eurasian white stork Ciconia ciconia, which is encouraged to build on rooftops as a luck and fertility symbol; and the jabiru Jabiru mycteria of the Americas. Up to 1.5 m/5 ft high, it is white plumaged, with a black and red head.
Large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage.