Storks

Ciconiidae

Taxonomy Version: IOC 9.1
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Ciconiidae is the only extant family in the order Ciconiiformes. Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They are found in many regions and tend to live in drier habitats than herons, spoonbills and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Storks have no syrinx and are mute, giving no call; bill-clattering is an important mode of communication at the nest. Many species are migratory.
  • Jabiru - Guanacaste © Derek Moore

  • Asian Openbill - Karnataka © Ragoo Rao

  • Asian Openbill - India © Rahul

  • Saddle-billed Stork - South Africa © Richard Crossen

  • Saddle-billed Stork - South Africa © Richard Crossen

  • Asian Openbill - India © Kath Everitt

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciconiidae
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