mycteria americana


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jabiru \Jab"i*ru\, n. [Braz. jabir['u], jabur['u].] (Zool.)
   One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria
   and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
   [1913 Webster]

   Note: The American jabiru (Mycteria Americana) is white,
         with the head and neck black and nearly bare of
         feathers. The East Indian and Australian ({Xenorhynchus
         Australis}) has the neck, head, and back covered with
         glossy, dark green feathers, changing on the head to
         purple. The African jabiru (Mycteria Senegalensis or
         Ephippiorhynchus, Senegalensis) has the neck, head,
         wing coverts, and tail, black, and is called also
         saddle-billed stork.
         [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mycteria \Mycteria\ prop. n.
   A genus of birds including certain of the wood ibises,
   including the endangered Mycteria americana; it is
   sometimes assigned to a subfamily Mycteriinae.

   Syn: genus Mycteria.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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