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  Jabiru (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)





Jabiru | Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus photo
The Jabiru on the right is a female - she has yellow eyes. See how the bird on the left bends its legs at the "knees" to sit. Photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Jabiru | Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus photo
Male Jabiru displaying.. Photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Jabiru | Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus photo
Black-necked Stork, (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) at Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.

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Jabiru | Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus photo
Female Black-necked Stork in flight,

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JABIRU FACTS

Description
The Jabiru, or Black-necked Stork, is the only stork found in Australia. It is a tall bird with a black and white body, dark green and purple neck and large black bill. The legs are long and coral-red in colour. The male has black eyes and the female has yellow eyes. Immature birds resemble adults, but the black parts are more brown in color..

Other Names
Black-necked Stork

Size
1.3m tall

Habitat
swamps, mudflats and mangroves

Food
fish, small crustaceans and amphibians

Breeding
nest is a large platform of sticks and other vegetation in a tall tree near water. Lays 2-4 eggs.

Range
coastal and near-coastal areas of northern and eastern Australia

distribution map showing range of Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ciconiidae
Genus:Ephippiorhynchus
Species:asiaticus
Common Name:Jabiru