These are large birds and can easily be spotted around wetlands of India and mostly the habitat is similar for each one of them.

Stork : Out of 6 types Storks, Oriental and White Storks are rare.
Flamingo : They are mostly same in appearance but are categorized as Lesser and Greater Flamingos with difference in size and colour of beak
Pelican : There are 3 variety of Pelicans found [ Great white, Dalmation and Spot-Billed ]. Great White Pelicans are found Gujrat, Rajasthan, Haryana and other staggered parts of India and is most common of Pelicans. Dalmation pelican often are found with the group of Great White but Spot-Billed are difficult to spot.
Ibis : 2 varieties out of 3 are mostly similar [ Black and Glossy Ibis ]  whereas Black headed Ibis has got white body except for the neck and head.
Openbill : Very similar to White Stork and the unique gap between its upper and lower beak separates them from other storks.
Spoonbill : Spoonbills, as the name suggests, they have a spoon like beak.
Adjutant : Their broad long beak separates them from other Storks and also the Greater Adjutants have gular pouch and are absent in Lessers.

Egret : 6 variety with difference in size, Cattle Egret is smallest and Great Egret is biggest among them. Western and Pacific Reef Egrets are slightly different in colour during breeding season and are found in coastal lines.

Heron / Bittern: Similar to Egrets but their 11 variety can be separated in two categories where few are large in size [Grey and Purple Heron] are most common and can easily be spotted and rest are smaller in size [Little, Pond and Night Herons are the common ones]  Bitterns are similar to these small herons and are rather not so common, but are always found with the group of smaller herons.

List of Stork, Flamingo, Pelican, Ibis, Openbill, Spoonbill, Adjutant , Eagret and Heron in India

Bird NameFamily NameRecord Location and StatusPreview
Greater FlamingoFlamingoSultanpur Fields
Lesser FlamingoFlamingo
Black crowned Night HeronHeronSrinagar, Tamilnadu
Chinese Pond HeronHeron
Goliath HeronHeron
Great billed HeronHeronNot Recorded in India
Grey HeronHeronEntire North India
Indian Pond HeronHeronEntire North India
Little HeronHeronEntire North India
Malayan Night HeronHeron
Purple HeronHeronEntire North India
Squacco HeronHeronNot Recorded in India
White billed HeronHeron
Black headed IbisIbisBharatpur, Tamilnadu
Black IbisIbisBharatpur, Haryana
Glossy IbisIbisBharatpur
Asian OpenbillOpenbillBharatpur, Gangatic Belt
Dalmatian PelicanPelican
Great White PelicanPelicanBharatpur
Sopt billed PelicanPelican
Eurasian SpoonbillSpoonbillBharatpur, Sultanpur
Black necked StorkStorkBharatpur, Sultanpur
Black StorkStorkRanthombhor
Oriental StorkStork
Painted StorkStorkEntire North India
White StorkStork
Wooly necked StorkStorkSultanpur Fields, Nagarhole
Greater AdjutantAdjutant
Lesser AdjutantAdjutant