Anastomus


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Noun1.Anastomus - openbillsAnastomus - openbills        
bird genus - a genus of birds
openbill - stork with a grooved bill whose upper and lower parts touch only at the base and tip
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Ciconiidae Anastomus African openbill lamelligerus stork Ciconia nigra Black stork Leptoptilos Marabou stork crumeniferus Anastomus Open-bill stork lamelligerus 9.
Displays are more numerous, more frequently performed, and often more highly ritualized in species that nest in dense colonies, including Ciconia abdimii and species in the genera Anastomus, Mycteria, and Leptoptilos (although in Leptoptilos species, pairs sometimes nest singly).
In most stork species, males establish themselves on a potential nest site at the start of the breeding season; in Anastomus, Mycteria, and Leptoptilos species the unmated males perform advertising display(s): Display Preening (Mycteria spp.