This order comprises only one family, the Ciconiidae (storks), the only avian family whose intrafamiliar relationships are completely unresolved. The following genera are currently recognised: 


 Liang, W.-L., J. Zhou, and Z.-M. Ren (2019), Complete mitochondrial genome of Ciconia nigra (Ciconiiformes: Ciconiidae), a threatened stork in China,

 Mitochondrial DNA, Part B 2(2), 510-511. DOI 10.1080/23802359.2017.1640082. (pdf)


Abdim´s Stork (Ciconia abdimii)

Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), (Foto: Mary Yalda)


White Storck (Ciconia ciconia)