This is distinguished from Ciconia by having the forehead and the sides of the head to behind the eyes nude, and the upper tail-coverts stiff and bifurcating, the exterior coverts longest, nearly reaching the tip of the tail. A single species.
* C. boyciana (Swinh. P. Z. S. 1873, p. 513; 1874, pl. i) is a larger bird resembling C. alba in plumage, but with a black bill.