For the species Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, see Black-necked Stork
- Jabiru mycteria
A large bird at 1.5 m and weighing 8 kg (the female is smaller)
- Mostly white plumage
- Black, featherless upper neck
- Red pouch at base of neck
- Long, black, upturned bill
Near rivers and ponds.
Diet includes fish, molluscs, and amphibians, occasionally eat reptiles and small mammals.
Colonial nesters. Both adults build the stick nest in tall trees in August and September. It is added to each year and becomes very large. The 2-5 which eggs are tended by both adults.
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Jabiru. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Jabiru
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