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2008-08-07 12:10:00

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. Michael Seymour said he saw the jabiru with its blocky, slightly upturned black beak among a flock of wood storks, egrets and ibis. There have been less than a dozen sightings of the bird in the U.S. This is the first recorded sighting in Louisiana, according to Greg Butcherm director of bird conservation for the...


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2006-08-26 19:39:03

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....

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2006-08-26 19:36:09

The Saddle-billed Stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, also known as the Jabiru Stork, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species which breeds in sub-Saharan Africa from Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya south to South Africa as well as the Gambia, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire and Chad in West Africa. It breeds in marshy wetlands in tropical lowland. The Saddle-billed Stork is generally 59 inches tall and has a wingspan of about 106 inches. Females are...

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2006-08-26 19:33:19

The Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species, which is a resident breeder in southern Asia and Australasia*, from India east to New Guinea and the northern half of Australia. In Australia it is also known as a Jabiru but should not be confused with the similar bird of this name from the Americas, which belongs to a different genus. This is a huge bird, typically 51 to 59 inches tall with a 90 inch...

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