adjutant bird

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adjutant bird

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adjutant stork

n
(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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Key words: ventral air pouch, anatomy, rhinitis, avian, marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus
It is, however, the smallest member of the Leptoptilos genus.
Ciconiidae Anastomus African openbill lamelligerus stork Ciconia nigra Black stork Leptoptilos Marabou stork crumeniferus Anastomus Open-bill stork lamelligerus 9.