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(Science: ornithology) Any one of several species of large wading birds of the family Ciconidae, 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. Black-necked stork, the East indian jabiru. Hair-crested stork, the smaller adjutant of india (Leptoptilos Javanica). Giant stork, the adjutant. Marabou stork. See Marabou. Saddle-billed stork, the african jabiru. See Jabiru.

(Science: botany) Stork's bill, any plant of the genus pelargonium; so called in allusion to the beaklike prolongation of the axis of the receptacle of its flower. See Pelargonium.

Origin: AS. Storc; akin to G. Storch, OHG. Storah, Icel. Storkr, Dan. & Sw. Stork, and perhaps to Gr. A vulture.

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Re: Any other explanations other than Mutation?

... we start doing that, we're also going to have to teach children that the earth sits on the back of a giant tortoise, babies are delivered by the stork, and the entire universe was created by the flying spaghetti monster. I'm sure I don't have to explain what a complete mockery of educational ...

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by alextemplet
Sun May 10, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any other explanations other than Mutation?
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Relation between Storks and New World Vultures

Hmm It is kinda hard to believe that, when you can look at a stork and vulture and analyze their physical characteristics, a person would most likely say "hey that new world vulture has got to be more closely related to an old world vulture than a ...

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by Darwin420
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Relation between Storks and New World Vultures
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