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For the species Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, see Black-necked Stork

Photo by Sylvester_b
Transpantaneira, Brazil, September 2004
Jabiru mycteria

Identification

A large bird at 1.5 m and weighing 8 kg (the female is smaller)

  • Mostly white plumage
  • Black, featherless upper neck
  • Red pouch at base of neck
  • Long, black, upturned bill

Sexes similar

Distribution

Central and South America
Found from tropical southern Mexico through South America (Peru, Brazil and Paraguay) to north-eastern Argentina.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Near rivers and ponds.

Photo by Pantanal1
Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Behaviour

Diet

Diet includes fish, molluscs, and amphibians, occasionally eat reptiles and small mammals.

Breeding

Colonial nesters. Both adults build the stick nest in tall trees in August and September. It is added to each year and becomes very large. The 2-5 which eggs are tended by both adults.

Photo by Sylvester_b
Brazil, September 2004

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Wikipedia

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