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Observation on behavior of adult oriental white stork in nesting period

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Based on the field observation on the parental behavior of Oriental White Stork (Ciconia boyciana) during their brooding period, this paper describes the breeding style, feeding behavior, water chicks, protect chicks, etc. A Ritual “behavior—Culmen Knocking/bill clattering” was observed and which is divided into three styles with deferent meanings. This behavior plays an important role during this season.

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Xiaodong, H., Zhigang, W., Fengming, T. et al. Observation on behavior of adult oriental white stork in nesting period. Journal of Forestry Research 10, 118–120 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02855541

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