Definition of Order ciconiiformes
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Aves, Class Aves
Member holonyms: Ciconiidae, Family Ciconiidae, Balaenicipitidae, Family Balaenicipitidae, Family Ibidiidae, Family Threskiornithidae, Threskiornithidae, Family Plataleidae, Plataleidae, Family Phoenicopteridae, Phoenicopteridae, Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Ciconiiformes
Literary usage of Order ciconiiformes
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... a family of wading-birds (order ciconiiformes) including the herons, egrets, night herons, bitterns and some African forms related to the shoe-billed ..."
2. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck, Geographical Society of Baltimore (1905)
"Ship Channel Cays. Puffinus gravis (O'Reilly) (Greater Shearwater). New Providence. Order CICONIIFORMES (Stork-like ..."
3. The Collected Scientific Papers of the Late Alfred Henry Garrod by Alfred Henry Garrod, William Alexander Forbes (1881)
"The order CICONIIFORMES may be divided into five cohorts of somewhat different importance :— 1. ..."
4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1889)
"... the view of Garrod to let both form part of his order Ciconiiformes, which is adopted by such an authority as Fuerbringer, becomes strengthened. ..."