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2010-12-07 12:49:30

A giant marabou stork has been found on an island that was once home to human-like "hobbits." Fossils of the stork were discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores, which is a place that became famous for many discoveries like the Homo floresiensis, a hominin species related to modern humans. Researchers say that the stork may have been capable of hunting and eating juvenile members of this hominid species. The finding also helps explain how prehistoric wildlife adapted to living on...

2009-06-23 16:29:58

Observers in South Florida say 2009 has been a good year for the wood stork, with an estimated 3,500 young birds expected to fledge. Last year, no young birds survived in a season when the area was hit by a drought, the Miami Herald reported. Scientists say that may have sent potential parents into overdrive this year. ''We haven't seen this kind of nesting efforts and eggs laid since the 1930s,'' said Dean Powell, of the South Florida Water Management District. The storks, which were down...

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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 19:42:27

The Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It breeds in Africa south of the Sahara, residing in both wet and arid habitats. Like most storks, the Marabou is gregarious and a colonial breeder. In the African dry season (when food is more readily available as the pools shrink) it builds a tree nest in which two or three eggs are laid. It is a huge bird, 59 inches in length and 10.5 foot wingspan means it shares the distinction of...

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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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2006-08-26 19:27:29

The Black Stork (Ciconia nigra) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a rare species that breeds in the warmer parts of Europe, predominantly in central and eastern regions. It breeds in large marshy wetlands with coniferous or broad lived woodlands. It also will inhabit hills and mountains with sufficient network of creeks. It winters in tropical Africa. However, the Spanish populations are resident. It is nearly 39 inches tall and has a wingspan of 71 inches. It is...

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