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Jabiru stork

Jabiru mycteria

Description:

Big black head and beak with red neck

Habitat:

Sub-tropical rainforest, typically more common in the Pantanal region


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8 Comments

We have very few in Costa Rica actually considered an endangered species .

peter
peter 6 years ago

Haha yeah, that's definitely not a Great Egret. Thanks Carolina.

Carolina
Carolina 6 years ago

Peter, I hope you don't mind, but I updated the scientific name, you had Ardea alba on it. :)

peter
peter 6 years ago

Test

Louisiana Belle
Louisiana Belle 6 years ago

Amazing! I have never seen one like this.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Ours Jabiru is a different species, but look similar enough to yours that they were given the same name (which originally came from an indigenous South American language). A number of Australian animals actually got named after their American cousins. For example the Australian possum is named after the American opossum. And though not closely related, the name of South American iguana was applied to our largest lizards, which was then eventually bastardized into the word goanna, Entomology and etymology are both hobbies of mine.

peter
peter 6 years ago

It's actually quite common in the Pantanal wetland region of Brazil and Paraguay.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Great shot. I didn't know there was another Jabiru (Black-necked Stork) than the one in Australia.

Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.61, Long: -54.48

Spotted on Oct 16, 2010
Submitted on Oct 17, 2010

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