BirdLife International and Handbook of the Birds of the World (). Jabiru mycteria. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN Geographic. Jabiru cm; male g, female g; wingspan cm. figure, drawing, illustration of Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria). TRAITS. Jabiru mycteria is one of the largest flying birds on earth, being the largest in the. Americas and one of the three stork species found there. Adult jabiru.

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See also Tropical savanna and grassland biome.

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Views Read Edit View history. Nests are usually located within 1 km of other jabiru nests. Jabiru are not highly vocal. During breeding season mated pairs may separate themselves from large groups, but nests are found near other nesting jabiru. Kabiru this display, they face each other in their nests, holding their necks erect and heads high. Myvteria Jabiru is a huge, prehistoric-looking stork of wetlands in Neotropical lowlands. It is the only member of the genus Jabiru. These trees are usually near riparian forests or wetlands.

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Jabiru have been known to eat dead fish and carrion, effectively preventing spread and development of disease and improving the quality of isolated bodies of water after droughts or fish die-offs.

When jabiru perceive a threat, they stand erect and tall, with the neck extended and may snap their bills at the threat. Jabiru are found in the Western Mycterix, as far north as Mexico and as far south as Argentina. Kahl, ; Morgan, ; Wikipedia, It myctfria a massive black bill that curves slightly upwards, a bare black neck with a large red patch at the base, and entirely white plumage.


Jabiru, like most storks, have an average lifespan of about 30 years, although some have been known to live past the age of The Condor Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. Other large South American storks have black in the wings.

The female opens her wings while the male flaps his slowly for balance. These birds usually needs two to three jumps before they can take flight.

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Since then, their numbers in that area have slowly risen. Before jabiru were protected they were hunted for their meat and feathers.

Belize Zoo, ; Grosset, ; Wikipedia, Habitat Regions tropical terrestrial freshwater Terrestrial Biomes savanna or grassland Aquatic Biomes lakes and ponds rivers and streams Wetlands marsh swamp Other Habitat Features agricultural riparian Physical Description Jabiru can grow as tall as 1. All jabiru have a greeting display.

Both males and females are involved in nest building, incubation, and care of the young. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Jabiru mycteeria large birds that can effectively defend themselves and their young when confronted by most predators.

These birds usually build their nests atop tall trees. A grassland with scattered trees or scattered clumps of trees, a type of community intermediate between grassland and forest.

An oval of pink skin is located just above the sternum, but is only visible when the bird is erect just before take-off. Grosset, ; Kahl, Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Range mass high g Status and conservation Not globally threatened Least Concern. Wikipedia, Economic Importance for Humans: They feed in flocks and usually forage by wading in shallow water. The parents take turns incubating the clutch of two to five white eggs and are known to more territorial than usual against other jabirus during the brooding period.


Both genders have dark brown irises and black legs and feet. During copulation, males step onto a female’s back from the side, hooking his toes over her shoulders and bending his legs for contact. For the continent, it also has the second largest wingspan, after the Andean condor that is, excluding the great albatross occasionally found off the coast of southern South America.

There is a 75 mm band of skin around the lower portion of the neck. Referring to something living or located adjacent to a waterbody usually, but not always, a river or stream. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

Jabiru also have a featherless red pouch at the base of the neck. Young birds fledge around days after hatching, although they remain dependent on their parents.

Vegetation is made up mostly of grasses, the height and species diversity of which depend largely on the amount of moisture available. The Jabiru is found in regions with extensive swamps or marshes from Mexico south to northern Argentina. In jabirk, sometimes included in genus Ephippiorhynchuswhich it resembles in feeding and display behaviour.

The sexes are similar in appearance but the male is larger, which can be noticeable when the sexes are together. A moment before flying on Laguna Oca, FormosaArgentina.

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