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Ciconia Boyciana

It is the National Level I Protected Animal, and about 2500~3000 are living in China. It usually looks for food in swamp, wetland and pond side, eating the small fishes, frogs, insects, etc. Its behavior is slow during walking or flying, and it usually stands with single foot during rest with its neck shortened into “S” shape. Sometimes, it also loves to fly around over its habitat. When they must run up before taking off and flap their wings hardly, and they could fly only after assisted by rising air flow. They are alert and timid and usually shy away from the human crowds.