Where do white storks spend winter?

in Scandinavia
in North Africa
in Middle East
in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa
The white stork is a long-dis­tance migrant. It spends summer in Europe, North Africa or Middle East, and migrates south­wards past Sahara for winter, reaching as far south as South Africa. When mi­grat­ing between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediter­ranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibral­tar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water.

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in Scandinavia
in North Africa
in Middle East
in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa
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flagNorway
5%
23%
0%
70%
17
flagSpain
0%
28%
7%
64%
14
flagFrance
0%
37%
6%
56%
16
flagGermany
3%
34%
5%
55%
78
flagPoland
2%
34%
7%
54%
7237
flagthe United Kingdom
5%
33%
6%
54%
142
flagthe Netherlands
0%
35%
11%
52%
17
flagUkraine
0%
26%
23%
50%
26
flagIndia
25%
6%
20%
47%
44
flagItaly
6%
46%
0%
46%
15
flagUnknown
2%
47%
6%
43%
44
flagthe United States
17%
26%
12%
40%
171
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
45%
15%
40%
20
flagCanada
0%
46%
13%
33%
15

Gender

men54%
women51%
in Scandinavia
1%
2%
in North Africa
36%
37%
in Middle East
6%
8%
in Sub-Saharan, East and South Africa
54%
51%

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