Tradeetionally, the order Ciconiiformes haes includit sindry muckle, lang-legged wadin birds wi muckle bills: storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spuinbills, an several ithers. At present the anly faimily retained in the order is the storks, Ciconiidae.

Temporal range: Early Oligocene tae present 30–0 Ma
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Pentit stork
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Clade: Aequornithes
Order: Ciconiiformes
Bonaparte, 1854[1]
Faimily: Ciconiidae
J. E. Gray, 1840[1]


  1. a b Brands, Sheila (14 August 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification, Class Aves". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 11 Juin 2012.