Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic order within the subclass Neognathae — the storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, etc.

Etymologies

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From Latin ciconia ("stork") + New Latin -iformes, plural of -iformis, from forma ("shape, form")

Examples

  • DNA hybridization places penguins within an enlarged Ciconiiformes and estimates a close relationship between penguins, loons, frigate-birds and tubenoses (procellariids).

    Penguins

  • Special international research is conducted here on ecology and biology of waterfowl (Steganopodes, Ciconiiformes), as well as on herring gull (Larus argentatus) and thin-billed curlew (Numenius tenuirostris).

    Kazakh steppe

  • In addition, 21 of 23 species of the order Ciconiiformes of Mexico inhabit these mangroves.

    Mayan Corridor mangroves

  • DNA hybridization places penguins within an enlarged Ciconiiformes and estimates a close relationship between penguins, loons, frigate-birds and tubenoses (procellariids).

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