It is very similar to the white stork in shape and size, but with a black plumage with a white underside. The youngest specimens show the feathers of the lower part of a brown color with white tips.

Unlike its relative, it likes to nest in hidden places in mountains and forests, mainly on rocks or large trees. And although there are groups that winter in different areas of the Iberian Peninsula, they usually settle there mainly during the summer period.

Cigüeña Negra en los Montes de Toledo