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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Jabiru mycteria is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentinaexcept west of the Andes. Mabiru using jabru site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

Jabiru mycteria jabiru Facebook. On the top of the head there is a silver tuft of hair. Belize Zoo, ; Grosset, ; Wikipedia, Habitat Regions tropical terrestrial freshwater Mycteri 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.


A moment before flying on Laguna Oca, FormosaArgentina.

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Belize Zoo, ; Grosset, ; Wikipedia, Males weigh an average of 6. Accessed December 31, at https: During breeding season mated pairs may separate themselves from large groups, myctdria nests are found near other nesting jabiru.

Skip to main content. Voice Usually silent away from nest, occasionally a loud double or triple bill-clap when alarmed. Before jabiru were protected nestlings were hunted for meat.

Accessed April 06, at http: The plumage is white, the skin on the head and neck are featherless and black. The presence of an inflatable throat sac also indicates to other birds when they are excited.

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Ciconiidae Monotypic Authors needed There is undoubtedly communication that occurs among parents and young, but this has not been well documented. Jabiru are found near rivers and ponds, usually in large groups. Accessed April 08, at http: The jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America and Central Americaoften standing nearly the same height as the flightless and thus much heavier American rhea.

When jabiru are inactive, the band is a deep pink.

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San Diego Zoo, When they are irritated, it turns a deep scarlet color. Pair on nest, in the PantanalBrazil. They feed by holding their open bill at a 45 degree angle to the water.


Jabiru are not highly vocal. They are also seen in freshwater marshes and open country that is near water.

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There are many ways to contribute—we need species information, photographs, audio, video, translations, maps, distribution data, and bird sightings. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Grosset, ; Kahl, Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism male larger Range mass high g While not migratory, it does disperse seasonally, and sometimes is found some distance from its usual range.

Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, ,ycteria it may have arisen in a now extinct synapsid ancestor; the fossil record does not distinguish these possibilities.

This article is about the bird Jabiru mycteria from the Americas. They have been granted protected status by the U.

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Positive Before jabiru were protected they were hunted for their meat and feathers. Observations on the Jabiru and Maguari Storks in Argentina, Range eggs myccteria season 2 to 5 Average eggs per season 3.

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