pelargomorphæ love

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Huxley's classification of birds (1867), a superfamily of desmognathous grallatorial birds, corresponding to the Herodiæ, Pelargi, and Hemiglottides of Nitzsch, or the Pelargi of other authors, and including such altricial wading birds as the herons, storks, ibises, and spoonbills.

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