adjutant bird

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adjutant bird

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adjutant stork

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(Animals) either of two large carrion-eating storks, Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus, which are closely related and similar to the marabou and occur in S and SE Asia
[so called for its supposedly military gait]
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Noun1.adjutant bird - large Indian stork with a military gaitadjutant bird - large Indian stork with a military gait
stork - large mostly Old World wading birds typically having white-and-black plumage
genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus - adjutant birds and marabous
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The Lesser Adjutant Stork, Leptoptilos javanicus, is a large wading bird of the stork ciconiidae family.
Key words: ventral air pouch, anatomy, rhinitis, avian, marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus
Ciconiidae Anastomus African openbill lamelligerus stork Ciconia nigra Black stork Leptoptilos Marabou stork crumeniferus Anastomus Open-bill stork lamelligerus 9.
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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).
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster Great-billed Heron Ardea sumatrana Striated Heron Butorides striatus Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus Brown-capped woodpecker Dendropos moluccensis Greater Goldenback Chrysocolaptes lucidus Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala grisola