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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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For example, larger bird such as Lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) was observed to forage throughout the low tide stage whereas smaller shorebird such as Common redshank (Tringa totanus) only forage during 'low tide peak'.
The Lesser Adjutant Stork, Leptoptilos javanicus, is a large wading bird of the stork ciconiidae family.
It is, however, the smallest member of the Leptoptilos genus.
Abstract: A captive-born marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) was presented for swelling of the ventral air pouch of 1 month's duration.
Ciconiidae Anastomus African openbill lamelligerus stork Ciconia nigra Black stork Leptoptilos Marabou stork crumeniferus Anastomus Open-bill stork lamelligerus 9.
Hematology, morphology and cytochemistry of blood cells in lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) and greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius).
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Other water birds, such as egret species, Great-billed Heron (Ardea sumatrana), Purple Herons (Ardea purpurea) and Lesser Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos javanicus), as shown in Figure 1, also have a restricted local distribution ranges.
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).
Named Leptoptilos robustus, the bird stood 1.8m tall and weighed up to 16kg, making it considerably larger than the living stork species.
Reports have shown bone marrow toxicosis in Columbiformes, Psittaciformes, painted storks (Mycteria leucocephala), vultures (Cathartes species), and Marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumeniferus).
Of Borneo's 17 mangrove species, the following nine were found in DSNP: 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