CICONIIFORMES- Storks, Herons, Ibises and Shoebills
Traditionally this order has included a large range of wading birds: storks, herons, ibises,flamingos and shoebills. recently this has been disputed. One sytem, Sibley-Ahiquist, expands the order to include many more order; while another keeps only the species from family Ciconiidae in the order. With the exception of moving the Carthitidae to Accipitriformes this website keeps with Avibase taxonomy.