Leptoptilus


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Noun1.Leptoptilus - adjutant birds and marabousLeptoptilus - adjutant birds and marabous    
bird genus - a genus of birds
adjutant bird, adjutant stork, Leptoptilus dubius, adjutant - large Indian stork with a military gait
Leptoptilus crumeniferus, marabou, marabou stork, marabout - large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments
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A few kilometers away, in the middle of the semiarid region, a two-hectare area that was once covered with marabu (Leptoptilus crumenifer), a spiny plant that invades abandoned lands, is now a rice field.