Storks are a large, long-legged, long-necked family of some 20 wading birds with long, stout bills. They belong to the family Ciconiidae. They are related to the herons, flamingos, and ibises. Storks are almost silent as they lack a fully developed syrinx (vocal organ). Instead, some clatter their bills loudly when excited. Most eat small animals caught in shallow water and fields. Some, like the marabou stork of Africa and the adjutant stork of India, feed primarily on carrion.
See also: Abdim's Stork, African openbill stork, Asian openbill stork, Black stork, Marabou Stork, Painted stork, Saddle billed stork, White stork, Woolly-necked stork, bishop stork or white-necked stork, Yellow billed stork