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Noun1.Balaenicipitidae - shoebillsBalaenicipitidae - shoebills        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Ciconiiformes, order 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
Balaeniceps, genus Balaeniceps - type genus of the Balaenicipitidae: shoebills
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The Shoebill (Balaenicipitidae) gives a bill-clattering display similar to the Up-Down display of storks (Kahl 1972d), and the Secretarybird (Sagittariidae) performs an Up-down Bowing display similar to the Up-Down of storks and a Wings-Open display similar to the Flap-Dash (Kemp 1995).