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Ciconiidae – Storks

The Ciconiidae or Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They are the only family in the order...

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Numididae – Guineafowl

The family Numididae or Guineafowl are sometimes called ‘pet speckled hen’, or ‘original fowl’ or guineahen and are a family in the...

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Scopidae – Hammerkop

This family has just one species, which is: Hammerkop Scopus umbretta There are two subspecies: Scopus umbretta umbretta Scopus umbreta minor The...

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Fregatidae – Frigatebirds

The Fregatidae or Frigatebirds are a family of seabirds, which are found across all tropical and subtropical oceans. The five extant species...

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Bucerotidae – Hornbills

The Bucerotidae or Hornbills are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by...

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Jacanidae – Jacanas

The Jacanidae or jacanas (sometimes referred to as Jesus birds or lily trotters) are a family of tropical waders. They are found...

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Pteroclidae – Sandgrouse

The Pteroclididae or Sandgrouse is a family of sixteen species of bird, members of the order Pteroclidiformes. They are traditionally placed in...

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