|This is one of the tallest species of all
the storks, standing, up to 58 inches high. Storks differ from other
birds in that they have no muscles in their voice boxes. They communicate
by rattling their bills. They are all strong flyers and alternately
flap and glide across the sky. Fossil records date storks back some
50 million years, making them a very ancient group of birds. They
are usually seen singly or in pairs near open water.