Storks (Ciconiidae)

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) - HBW 1, p. 463

French: Jabiru d'Amérique German: Jabiru Spanish: Jabirú Americano
Other common names: Jabiru Stork, American Jabiru

Taxonomy: Ciconia mycteria Lichtenstein, 1819, Brazil.
Sometimes included in genus Ephippiorhynchus, which it resembles in feeding and display behaviour, but seems to be intermediate between this and Leptoptilos in morphology. Monotypic.

Distribution: Neotropical Region, from Mexico through C America and N South America to N Argentina and Uruguay.