Ciconia = a Stork, in classical Latin. Cognate with cano~I sing, = a Swan,— a sharp sound, =a din.
Bill convex above; genys inclining upwards. Crown and cheeks feathered.
Orbits naked. Toes strongly webbed. Claws short, broad, and depressed. Third and fourth quills longest. Partially aquatic. Palaearctic, Ethiopian, and Indian regions, but not reaching Australian region.