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Black-Necked Stork

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus


Also known as the Jabiru, it is one of Australia's largest birds. It is a tall stork with a large black beak, the head, neck, and parts of the back and wings of this bird are iridescent shimmering with a green-blue-purple sheen and the rest of the bird is white. The legs are long and orange. Females of the species have bright yellow eyes and the males are brown-black. Juveniles are brown. Uses its sharp beak when stalking in shallow ponds to spear prey.


Wetlands, prefers freshwater environments, billabongs, swamps, shallow flood waters over grassland and dams. Found in North and South East Australia.


This pair of Jabiru were spotted at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. A very beautiful bird with such beautiful colouring, and I love the piercing yellow eyes of the female.

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iamcherreymaiya 9 years ago

amazing hues!

ceherzog 10 years ago


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4558, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 18, 2010
Submitted on Jun 20, 2011


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