Storks (Ciconiidae)

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) - HBW 1, p. 463

French: Jabiru d'Asie German: Riesenstorch Spanish: Jabirú Asiático
Other common names: Jabiru (!), Green-necked Stork (Australia)

Taxonomy: Mycteria asiatica Latham, 1790, India.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Xenorhynchus, but close similarity to E. senegalensis in breeding habits, behaviour and morphology demand their treatment as congeners. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • asiaticus (Latham, 1790) - Oriental Region.
  • australis (Shaw, 1800) - S New Guinea, N and NE Australia.