The black stork is a widespread, but uncommon, species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe (predominantly in central and eastern regions), across temperate Asia and Southern Africa. This is a shy and wary species, unlike the closely related white stork. It is seen in pairs or small flocks—in marshy areas, rivers or inland waters.
It nestles in Croatia from April to September in tall trees. Its size is 95 to 105 centimetres and its wingspan can reach 205 centimetres.