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Heron vs. Stork

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Heronnoun

A long-legged, long-necked wading bird of the family Ardeidae.

Storknoun

A large wading bird with long legs and a long beak of the family Ciconiidae.

Heronnoun

Any wading bird of the genus Ardea and allied genera, of the family Ardeidæ. The herons have a long, sharp bill, and long legs and toes, with the claw of the middle toe toothed. The common European heron (Ardea cinerea) is remarkable for its directly ascending flight, and was formerly hunted with the larger falcons.

Storknoun

(children's folklore) The mythical bringer of babies to families, or good news.

Heronnoun

Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

Storknoun

(cartomancy) The seventeenth Lenormand card.

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Heronnoun

gray or white wading bird with long neck and long legs and (usually) long bill

Storknoun

Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidæ, having long legs and a long, pointed bill. They are found both in the Old World and in America, and belong to Ciconia and several allied genera. The European white stork (Ciconia alba) is the best known. It commonly makes its nests on the top of a building, a chimney, a church spire, or a pillar. The black stork (C. nigra) is native of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Heronnoun

a large fish-eating wading bird with long legs, a long S-shaped neck, and a long pointed bill.

Storknoun

large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage

Heron

The herons are long-legged, long-necked, freshwater and coastal birds in the family Ardeidae, with 64 recognised species, some of which are referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons. Members of the genera Botaurus and Ixobrychus are referred to as bitterns, and, together with the zigzag heron, or zigzag bittern, in the monotypic genus Zebrilus, form a monophyletic group within the Ardeidae.

Stork

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long, stout bills. They belong to the family called Ciconiidae, and make up the order Ciconiiformes .

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