jabiru


jabiru
/jab"euh rooh', jab'euh rooh"/, n.
a large stork, Jabiru mycteria, of the warmer regions of the New World.
[1640-50; < Pg < Tupi jabirú]

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▪ Jabiru mycteria
      (species Jabiru mycteria), a typical stork of the New World, ranging from Mexico to Argentina. The jabiru belongs to the stork family, Ciconiidae (order Ciconiiformes). It is mostly white, with the naked skin of the head and upper neck black and red. The unusually heavy bill is slightly upturned. The jabiru is one of the largest American flying birds, reaching a length of 140 cm (4.5 feet).

      Another stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, which ranges from India through the islands to Australia, is also called jabiru.

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