adjutant bird


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adjutant bird

or

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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