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Storks
Painted Stork
Painted Stork
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Gray, 1840
Genera

See text. Look up stork in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Download high resolution version (1125x1239, 441 KB) A stork. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Families Ardeidae Cochlearidae (the Boat-billed Heron) Balaenicipitidae (the Shoebill) Scopidae (the Hammerkop) Ciconiidae Threskiornithidae Cathartidae Traditionally, the order Ciconiiformes has included a variety of large, long-legged wading birds with large bills: storks, herons, egrets, ibises, spoonbills, and several others. ... John Edward Gray. ...

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long stout bills, belonging to the family Ciconiidae. They occur in most of the warmer regions of the world and tend to live in drier habitats than the related herons, spoonbills and ibises; they also lack the powder down that those groups use to clean off fish slime. Storks have no syrinx and are mute, giving no bird call; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Many species are migratory. Most storks eat frogs, fish, insects, earthworms, and small birds or mammals. There are 19 living species of storks in six genera. Families Charadridae Jacanidae Rostratulidae Ibidorhynchidae Recurvirostridae Haematopodidae Scolopacidae Dromadidae Burhinidae Glareolidae Thinocoridae Waders, called Shorebirds in North America (where wader is used to refer to long-legged wading birds such as storks and herons), are members of the order Charadriiformes, excluding the more marine web-footed seabird groups. ... a family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 Family is a Western term used to denote a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups linked through descent (demonstrated or stipulated) from a common ancestor, marriage or adoption. ... Genera See text. ... Genera and Species See text Spoonbills are a group of large, long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae, which also includes the Ibises. ... Genera Threskiornis Pseudibis Thaumatibis Geronticus Nipponia Bostrychia Theristicus Cercibis Mesembrinibis Phimosus Eudocimus Plegadis Lophotibis Ibises are a group of long-legged wading birds in the family Threskiornithidae. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... Syrinx is the name for the vocal cords of birds. ... Bird song refers to the sounds, usually melodious to the human ear, made by many birds of the order Passeriformes as a form of communication. ... Animal communication is any behaviour on the part of one animal that has an effect on the current or future behaviour of another animal. ... Flock of Barnacle Geese during autumn migration Bird migration refers to the regular seasonal journeys of varying distances undertaken by many species of birds. ... Distribution of frogs (in black) Suborders Archaeobatrachia Mesobatrachia Neobatrachia - List of Anuran families The frogness babe is an amphibian in the order Anura (meaning tail-less from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin saltare, to jump). ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Families   Acanthodrilidae   Ailoscolecidae   Alluroididae   Almidae   Criodrilidae   Eudrilidae   Exxidae   Glossoscolecidae   Lumbricidae   Lutodrilidae   Megascolecidae   Microchaetidae   Ocnerodrilidae   Octochaetidae   Sparganophilidae Earthworm is the common name for the largest members of the Oligochaeta (which is either a class or subclass depending on the author) in the phylum Annelida. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in female mammary glands and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in... The hierarchy of scientific classification. ... For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ...


Storks tend to use soaring, gliding flight, which conserves energy. Soaring requires thermal air currents. Ottomar Anschütz's famous 1884 album of photographs of storks inspired the design of Otto Lilienthal's experimental gliders of the late 19th century. Storks are heavy with wide wingspans, and the Marabou Stork, with a wingspan of 3.2 m (10.5 feet), shares the distinction of "longest wingspan of any land bird" with the Andean Condor. Look up soar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Example of a thermal column between the ground and a cumulus This article is about the atmospheric phenomenon. ... Ottomar Anschütz (c. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Otto Lilienthal Otto Lilienthal (23 May 1848 – 10 August 1896), the German Glider King, was a pioneer of human aviation. ... Gliders or Sailplanes are heavier-than-air aircraft primarily intended for unpowered flight. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The distance AB is the wing span of this Aer Lingus Airbus A320. ... Binomial name Leptoptilos crumeniferus (Lesson, 1831) The Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Vultur gryphus (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Vultur fossilis Moreno & Mercerat, 1891 Vultur patruus Lönnberg, 1902 Vultur pratruus Emslie, 1988 (lapsus) The Andean Condor, Vultur gryphus, is a species of bird in one of the vulture families. ...


Their nests are often very large and may be used for many years. Some have been known to grow to over 2 m (6 feet) in diameter and about 3 m (10 feet) in depth. Storks were once thought to be monogamous, but this is only true to a limited extent. They may change mates after migrations, and migrate without them. They tend to be attached to nests as much as partners. A basket style nest A nest is place of refuge built to hold an animals eggs and/or provide a place to raise their offspring. ... Faithfulness redirects here. ...


Storks' size, serial monogamy, and faithfulness to an established nesting site contribute to their prominence in mythology and culture.

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Etymology

White Storks build large nests in high places.
White Storks build large nests in high places.

The modern English word comes from Old English "storc", which is in turn related to "stark", probably in reference to the stiff or rigid posture of a European species, the White Stork. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 251 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Stork Southern Portugal Blackout of 2000 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 251 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Stork Southern Portugal Blackout of 2000 ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon[1], Old English: ) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ... Binomial name Ciconia ciconia Linnaeus, 1758 The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ...


Originally from Proto Germanic *sturkaz (compare Old Norse storkr,and Old High German storh, all meaning stork). Nearly every Germanic language has a form of this proto language to indicate the stork; in some languages cognate words are used that apparently originate in a euphemism and may signify the presence of a deep-seated taboo: compare "bear". This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Old Norse or Danish tongue is the Germanic language once spoken by the inhabitants of the Nordic countries (for instance during the Viking Age). ... The (Late Old High) German speaking area of the Holy Roman Empire around 950. ... Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... This article is about cultural prohibitions in general, for other uses, see Taboo (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Language Word used for "Stork"
Icelandic storkur
Swedish stork
Norwegian stork
Danish stork
Frisian (W.) earrebarre*
Old Saxon odeboro,* stork
Low Saxon Germany: Aad(e)baar* (most dialects), Eebeer,* Stork;

Netherlands: aaiber(d),* aaiber(t),* eiber(t),* eileuver,* luibert,* ooievaar,* ooievaer,* ooievaor,* stork, störk, sturk(e), stoark This article is about the Frisian languages, as spoken in the north of the Netherlands and Germany. ... Old Saxon, also known as Old Low German, is a Germanic language. ... Low Saxon (in Low Saxon, Nedersaksisch, Neddersassisch, Plattdüütsch or Nedderdüütsch) is any of a variety of Low German dialects spoken in northern Germany and the Netherlands. ...

Dutch ooievaar*
Old German ōtibero,* storh
German Storch, dialectal Adebar*

Old Church Slavonic struku, Slovenian štorklja, Russian стерх (pronounced sterkh, meaning Siberian White Crane), Lithuanian dialectal word starkus (usually - gandras), Hungarian eszterag (rarely used; commonly gólya), Bulgarian щъркел ( roughly prononced as shtarkel ) and Albanian sterkjok are all Germanic loan-words. The (Late Old High) German speaking area of the Holy Roman Empire around 950. ... Old Church Slavonic (Old Bulgarian or Old Slavic) is the first literary Slavic language, developed from the Slavic dialect of Thessaloniki (Solun) by the 9th century Byzantine missionaries, Saints Cyril and Methodius. ... Binomial name Grus leucogeranus Pallas, 1773 The Siberian Crane, Grus leucogeranus, also known as the Siberian White Crane or the Snow Crane, is a bird of the family Gruidae, the cranes. ...


Rarely the word's origin is linked to Greek torgos meaning "vulture".


The stork's folkloric role as a bringer of babies and harbinger of luck and prosperity may originate from the Netherlands and Northern Germany, where it is common in children's nursery stories.


Systematics

White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Yellow-billed stork - Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed stork - Mycteria ibis

FAMILY CICONIIDAE Download high resolution version (500x700, 113 KB)Stork at Bristol Zoo. ... Download high resolution version (500x700, 113 KB)Stork at Bristol Zoo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 442 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1852 × 2510 pixel, file size: 668 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Template:Creator:Finch-Davies File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 442 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1852 × 2510 pixel, file size: 668 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Template:Creator:Finch-Davies File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Binomial name Mycteria ibis (Linnaeus, 1766) The Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ...

  • Palaeoephippiorhynchus (fossil: Early Oligocene of Fayyum, Egypt)
  • Grallavis (fossil: Early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy, France, and Djebel Zelten, Libya) - may be same as
  • Prociconia (fossil: Late Pleistocene of Brazil) - may belong to modern genus Jabiru or Ciconia
  • Pelargosteon (fossil: Early Pleistocene of Romania)
  • Ciconiidae gen. et sp. indet. - formerly Cygnus bilinicus (fossil: Early Miocene of Břešťany, Czechia)
  • cf. Leptoptilos gen. et sp. indet. - formerly L. siwalicensis (fossil: Late Miocene? - Late Pliocene of Siwalik, India)
  • Ciconiidae gen. et sp. indet. (fossil: Late Pleistocene of San Josecito Cavern, Mexico) - Ciconia or Mycteria (Steadman et al. 1994)
  • Genus Mycteria
  • Genus Anastomus
  • Genus Ciconia
  • Genus Ephippiorhynchus
    • Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
    • Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
  • Genus Jabiru
  • Genus Leptoptilos

Though some storks are highly threatened, no species or subspecies are known to have gone extinct in historic times. A Ciconia bone found in a rock shelter on Réunion was probably of a bird taken there as food by early settlers; no known account mentions the presence of storks on the Mascarenes. For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fossil (disambiguation). ... Species Synonyms Dissourodes Mycteria is a genus of large tropical storks with representatives in the Americas, east Africa and southern and southeastern Asia. ... Binomial name Mycteria cinerea (Raffles, 1822) The Milky Stork, Mycteria cinerea, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Mycteria ibis (Linnaeus, 1766) The Yellow-billed Stork, Mycteria ibis, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Mycteria leucocephala (Pennant, 1769) The Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Mycteria americana Linnaeus, 1758 The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Species The Openbill Storks are the two members of the stork genus Anastomus. ... Binomial name Anastomus oscitans Boddaert, 1783 The Asian Openbill Stork, Anastomus oscitans, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Temminck, 1823 The African Openbill (Anastomus lamelligerus) is a species of stork in the Ciconiidae family. ... Species See text Ciconia is a genus of birds in the stork family. ... Binomial name Ciconia abdimii Lichtenstein, 1823 The Abdims Stork, Ciconia abdimii also known as White-bellied Stork is a large, up to 81cm long, black stork with grey legs, red knees and feet, grey bill and white underparts. ... Binomial name Ciconia episcopus (Boddaert, 1783) The Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Ciconia stormi Blasius, 1896 The Storms Stork, Ciconia stormi is a large, up to 91cm long, stork with black and white plumages, red bill, orange bare facial skin, red legs and yellow orbital skin. ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1789) The Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari) is a species of stork in the Ciconiidae family. ... Binomial name Ciconia boyciana Swinhoe, 1873 The Oriental Stork, Ciconia boyciana is a large, up to 115cm long, white bird with black wing feathers. ... Binomial name Ciconia ciconia Linnaeus, 1758 The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Ciconia nigra Linnaeus, 1758 Black Stork range (in color) The Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Ephippiorhynchus is a small genus of storks. ... Binomial name Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Latham, 1790 The Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis (Shaw, 1800) The Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family, Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Jabiru mycteria ( Lichtenstein, 1819) This article is about the Jabiru bird. ... Binomial name Jabiru mycteria ( Lichtenstein, 1819) This article is about the Jabiru bird. ... Species Leptoptilos is a genus of very large tropical storks. ... Binomial name Leptoptilos javanicus Horsfield, 1821 The Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus , is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Leptoptilos dubius (Gmelin, 1789) The Greater Adjutant, Leptoptilos dubius, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Binomial name Leptoptilos crumeniferus (Lesson, 1831) The Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ... A rock shelter is a shallow cave-like opening at the base of a bluff or cliff. ... The Mascarene Islands (or Mascarenhas Archipelago) is the collective title of a group of islands in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, which include Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues and Cargados Carajos. ...


The fossil genus Ciconiopsis (Deseado Early Oligocene of Patagonia, Argentina) is usually tentatively assigned to this family. For more fossil storks, see the genus articles.


Symbolism of storks

The white stork is the symbol of The Hague in the Netherlands where about 25 percent of European storks breed. It is also a predominant symbol of the region of Alsace in eastern France. Binomial name Ciconia ciconia Linnaeus, 1758 The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. ... Coordinates: , Country Netherlands Province South Holland Area (2006)  - Municipality 98. ... (New region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² (??? mi) km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ...


In Western culture the White Stork is a symbol of childbirth. In Victorian times the details of human reproduction were difficult to approach, especially in reply to a child's query of "Where did I come from?"; "The stork brought you to us" was the tactic used to avoid discussion of sex. This habit was derived from the once popular superstition that storks were the harbingers of happiness and prosperity, and possibly from the habit of some storks of nesting atop chimneys, down which the new baby could be brought into the house. Parturition redirects here. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, June 20, 1837) gave her name to the historic era. ... It has been suggested that Duration of sexual intercourse be merged into this article or section. ...


The image of a stork bearing an infant wrapped in a sling held in its beak is common in popular culture. The small pink or reddish patches often found on a newborn child's eyelids, between the eyes,on the upper lip, and on the nape of the neck, which are clusters of developing veins that soon fade, are sometimes still called "stork bites". The word sling may refer to one of the following: A sling (weapon) is a device used to hurl projectiles A sling is one of any sort of mixed alcoholic drink, also known as a cocktail. ... Popular culture, sometimes called pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... In the circulatory system, a vein is a blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart. ...


Vlasic brand pickles in North America use this child-bearing stork as a mascot, merging the stork-baby mythology with the notion that pregnant women have an above-average appetite for pickles. Vlasic may refer to: Vlasić/Vlašić, a Serbian surname. ... A deli pickle. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A pregnant woman Pregnancy is the process by which a mammalian female carries a live offspring from conception until it develops to the point where the offspring is capable of living outside the womb. ...


In Vietnam, stork symbolize the strenuousness of poor Vietnamese farmers and the diligence of Vietnamese women.


Mythology of storks

A White Stork in flight in Spain.
A White Stork in flight in Spain.

Most of these myths tend to refer to the White Stork. Image File history File links CigüeñaenÁvila. ... Image File history File links CigüeñaenÁvila. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...

  • In Ancient Egypt the stork was associated with the human ba; they had the same phonetic value. The ba was the unique individual character of each human being: a stork with a human head was an image of the ba-soul, which unerringly migrates home each night, like the stork, to be reunited with the body during the Afterlife. [1]
  • The motto "Birds of a feather flock together" is appended to Aesop's fable of the farmer and the stork his net caught among the cranes that were robbing his fields of grain. The stork vainly pleaded to be spared, being no crane.
  • The Hebrew word for stork was equivalent to "devotee; (literary) devout woman, God-fearing woman, religiously observant woman; righteous, pious, kind - woman ", and the care of storks for their young, in their highly visible nests, made the stork a widespread emblem of parental care. It was widely noted in ancient natural history that a stork pair will be consumed with the nest in a fire, rather than fly and abandon it.
  • In Greek mythology, Gerana was an Æthiope, the enemy of Hera, who changed her into a stork, a punishment Hera also inflicted on Antigone, daughter of Laomedon of Troy (Ovid, Metamorphoses 6.93). Stork-Gerana tried to abduct her child, Mopsus. This accounted, for the Greeks, for the mythic theme of the war between the pygmies and the storks. In popular Western culture, there is a common image of a stork bearing an infant wrapped in cloths held in its beak; the stork, rather than absconding with the child Mopsus, is pictured as delivering the infant, an image of childbirth.
  • The stork is alleged in folklore to be monogamous although in fact this monogamy is "serial monogamy", the bond lasting one season: see above. For Early Christians the stork became an emblem of a highly respected "white marriage", that is, a chaste marriage. This symbolism endured to the seventeenth century, as in Henry Peacham's emblem book Minerva Britanna (1612) (see link).
  • Though "Stork" is rare as an English surname, the Czech surname "Čapek" means "little stork".
  • For the Chinese, the stork was able to snatch up a worthy man, like the flute-player Lan Ts'ai Ho, and carry him to a blissful life.
  • In Norse mythology, Hoenir gives to mankind the spirit gift, the óðr that includes will and memory and makes us human (see Rydberg link). Hoenir's epithets langifótr "long-leg" and aurkonungr "mire-king" identify him possibly as a kind of stork. Such a Stork King figures in northern European myths and fables. However, it is possible that there is confusion here between the White Stork and the more northerly-breeding Common Crane, which superficially resembles a stork but is completely unrelated.
  • In Bulgarian folklore, the stork is a symbol of the coming spring (as this is the time when the birds return to nest in Bulgaria after their winter migration) and in certain regions of Bulgaria it plays a central role in the custom of Martenitsa: when the first stork is sighted it is time to take off the red-and-white Martenitsa tokens, for spring is truly come.
  • A series of sightings of a mysterious pterodactyl-like creature in South Texas' Rio Grande Valley in the 1970s has been attributed to an errant jabiru that become lost during a migratory flight and wound up in an unfamiliar region, or an Ephippiorhynchus stork escaped from captivity (see Big Bird).
  • In Estonian, stork is "toonekurg", which is derived from "toonela"(underworld in Estonian folklore) combined with "kurg"(crane). It may seem not to make sense to associate the now-common white stork with death, but at the times they were named, the now-rare black stork was probably the more common breed.

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References

  • Steadman, David W.; Arroyo-Cabrales, Joaquin; Johnson, Eileen & Guzman, A. Fabiola (1994), "New Information on the Late Pleistocene Birds from San Josecito Cave, Nuevo Leon, Mexico" Condor 96(3): 577-589. PDF fulltext

The Condor is the quarterly journal of the Cooper Ornithological Society. ...

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Storks have a dignified appearance, standing graceful and tall or marching deliberately on slender legs.
And they can be noisy, too, since the storks do a lot of bill clacking, a courtship behavior in which they rattle the two halves of their bills together repeatedly and loudly.
The storks at the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park eat a variety of thawed fish, shellfish, and mice.
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