HBW 1, p. 508
- Large waterbirds with long neck and legs, and unique downcurved bill adapted to filter-feeding.
- All regions except Australasian and Antarctic.
- Shallow waterbodies, normally saline, brackish or alkaline; coastal or inland, from sea-level up to c. 5000 m.
- 3 genera, 5 species, 6 taxa.
- 1 species threatened; none extinct since 1600.
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