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The jabiru, a stork common to areas of South America, was spotted much farther north in Louisiana, according to an employee of the state's Department of Wildlife Fisheries.
The Jabiru, Jabiru mycteria, is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west to the Andes. It is the only member of the genus Jabiru. Although the Asian Black-necked Stork and the Saddle-billed Stork have been referred to as "Jabiru", it is not of the same species as the American Jabiru. The adult Jabiru is about 45 inches tall and has a wingspan of 102 inches. The beak is up to 12 inches long and is black and broad, slightly upturned, ending in a sharp point....
- Large; stout; burly.