Definitions for: Jabiru


[n] large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America
[n] large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle
[n] large mostly white Australian stork



Webster (1913) Definition: Jab"i*ru, n. [Braz. jabir['u], jabur['u].] (Zo["o]l.)
One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria
and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.

Note: The American jabiru (Mycteria Americana) is white,
with the head and neck black and nearly bare of
feathers. The East Indian and Australian ({Xenorhynchus
Australis}) has the neck, head, and back covered with
glossy, dark green feathers, changing on the head to
purple. The African jabiru ({Mycteria, or
Ephippiorhynchus, Senegalensis}) has the neck, head,
wing coverts, and tail, black, and is called also
saddle-billed stork.

Synonyms: black-necked stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, Jabiru mycteria, policeman bird, saddlebill, Xenorhyncus asiaticus

See Also: Ephippiorhynchus, genus Ephippiorhynchus, genus Jabiru, genus Xenorhyncus, stork, Xenorhyncus

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