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Jabiru

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Jabiru

(Science: ornithology) One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.

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

Synonym: saddle-billed stork.

Origin: Braz. Jabiro, jaburo.