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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Ciconiiformes — storks.
In addition, three species of Ciconiidae (storks), 11 species of Columbidae (pigeons and doves) and 16 species of Cuculidae (cuckoos) also occur.
The Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.
The waterbirds most frequently encountered include goose and duck (Anatidae), waders (or shorebirds), ibis (Threskiornithidae), stork (Ciconiidae), heron and egret (Ardeidae).