The blue stork arrived in the small town of Biegen which is part of Briesen located in the Oder-Spree district, of Brandenburg, Germany, southeast of the Berlin. At first residents were worried that this unique male blue stork might not be able to find a mate.
It didn’t take long at all before bird watchers saw mating rituals begin between the blue stork and a female stork of normal coloring.
A German man in the video below says:
The color doesn’t matter, the male does. It is like with men: a ginger [red-haired] man can get a blonde woman.
He so right! Sometimes what really matters is on the inside!
It will fade and disappear as his feathers fall out and replace themselves over time. The important thing is that it doesn’t seem to have damaged his attractiveness to his mate.
If anything, I think it makes the stork even more attractive! He probably has to fight the females off!
Treehugger put together a short list of theories that have been circulating in German newspapers about why this stork may have become blue:
- Did the stork fall into some paint while seeking food in a garbage dump?
- Did someone paint it, or shoot at it with a paint gun?
- Could coloring in its food cause blue feathers?
- Did the stork spend time in the dye works at Maghreb, while flying through Morocco on its migrations?
- Could it be due to mutations?
I would love to hear your theories! Leave them in the comments!