The birds in this section have about as much diversity as any group that you'd find hanging out at the beach or local wetland. Most have the long, skinny legs and widespread toes of any glamorous runway model, but a few are rougher-around-the-edges and get by with shorter, sturdier legs and bit of webbing along the toes. And then there is the matter cuisine. Some lack sophistication altogether and prey on fish or frogs, but others have finer tastes and prefer to dine on the delicacies of invertebrates that wiggle about in the mud.
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