White plumage; black flight feathers; red bill and legs; long neck extended in flight; broad wingspan that enables it to glide for long distances.
Walks slowly. Unlike herons, storks extend their necks in flight.
Insects, rodents, and lizards.
Breeds in Europe; winters in Africa; migrates south through Jordan in autumn and north in spring. Flies over western Jordan including Amman and the Dead Sea region. Roosts in wetlands such as the Kafrain Dam (north of the Dead Sea) and Kirbat al-Samra (north of Zarqa).