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Ciconiiformes - Herons, Storks, Vultures

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 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Ciconiiformes

Wood StorkThere are about 127 species of birds in this order. They are found in all parts of the world and often live in colonies. The birds in this order live near or on the water and most have long necks, long bills, long legs, and non-webbed feet. They eat fish, amphibians, and crustaceans.

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  Ardeidae (herons, egrets, bitterns)
  Balaenicipitidae (shoebill)
  Cathartidae (new world vultures)

  Ciconiidae (storks)
  Scopidae (hamerkop)
  Threskiornithidae (ibises, spoonbills)