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Viewing Families in the Order "Suliformes" (Great Cormorant)

Suliformes is the newest order of birds to be classified. It is a split from the order Pelecaniforme. Ornithologists felt that the Suliformes needed their own order for proper classification. Both orders evolved from a common ancestor, but their modern birds share few characteristics. Among this new order are the cormorants, boobies, frigate birds, anhinga and gannets. They have webbed feet and are aquatic, feeding upon fish and small mammals.

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