Suliformes is an order of birds that includes pelicans, cormorants, anhingas, frigatebirds, and boobies, among others. These birds are adapted for life in the water and are generally large in size, with long wings and webbed feet.
They have a variety of feathers and coloring, and some species are able to change the color of their skin and feathers in response to their environment.
Suliformes are found in a variety of habitats, including marine environments, coastal areas, and inland waterways. They are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Suliformes are carnivorous and feed on a variety of prey, including fish, squid, and crustaceans. Some species are also known to feed on carrion and to scavenge for food.
Suliformes are social animals and can often be found in large groups. They use their strong wings and webbed feet to fly and swim, and some species are able to dive to great depths in search of food. They are also known for their elaborate courtship displays.
There are many different species of birds in the order Suliformes, including pelicans, cormorants, anhingas, frigatebirds, and boobies. These birds are classified into a variety of families, including the Phalacrocoracidae (cormorants and shags), the Anhingidae (anhingas), the Fregatidae (frigatebirds), and the Sulidae (boobies and gannets).
Some species of birds in the order Suliformes are not currently listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). However, the populations of some species have declined in some areas due to habitat destruction, overfishing, and other human activities.