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Related to Ciconiiform: order Ciconiiformes
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Noun1.Ciconiiformes - order of chiefly tropical marsh-dwelling fish-eating wading birds with long legs and bills and (except for flamingos) unwebbed feet: herons; storks; spoonbills; flamingos; ibises
animal order - the order of animals
Aves, class Aves - (ornithology) the class of birds
Ardeidae, family Ardeidae - herons; egrets; night herons; bitterns
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Sacred Ibis and Grey Heron predation of Cape Cormorant eggs and chicks; and a review of ciconiiform birds as seabird predators.
11) There is a similar usage with Tamil and Malayalam kokku and Sinhala kokka, all referring to different Ciconiiform birds.
9 The herons (along with the bitterns and egrets), the ibises, and the storks make up three of the families of the Ciconiiform, or "storklike," order of birds.