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jabiru


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jabiru  \Jab"i*ru\,  n.  [Braz.  jabir['u],  jabur['u].]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  large  wading  birds  of  the  genera  {Mycteria} 
  and  {Xenorhynchus},  allied  to  the  storks  in  form  and  habits. 
 
  Note:  The  American  jabiru  ({Mycteria  Americana})  is  white, 
  with  the  head  and  neck  black  and  nearly  bare  of 
  feathers.  The  East  Indian  and  Australian  ({Xenorhynchus 
  Australis})  has  the  neck,  head,  and  back  covered  with 
  glossy,  dark  green  feathers,  changing  on  the  head  to 
  purple.  The  African  jabiru  ({Mycteria,  or 
  Ephippiorhynchus,  Senegalensis})  has  the  neck,  head, 
  wing  coverts,  and  tail,  black,  and  is  called  also 
  {saddle-billed  stork}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jabiru 
  n  1:  large  mostly  white  Australian  stork  [syn:  {policeman  bird}, 
  {black-necked  stork},  {Xenorhyncus  asiaticus}] 
  2:  large  black-and-white  stork  of  tropical  Africa;  its  red  bill 
  has  a  black  band  around  the  middle  [syn:  {saddlebill},  {Ephippiorhynchus 
  senegalensis}] 
  3:  large  white  stork  of  warm  regions  of  the  world  esp.  America 
  [syn:  {Jabiru  mycteria}] 




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