jabiru

Definitions:

  • A large stork <em>(Jabiru mycteria)</em> of South and Central America and Mexico, having white plumage with a pink band at the neck and a naked head.
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  • A large stork-like bird, <em>Mycteria americana.</em>
  • This name has also been applied to two large, stork-like birds of the Old World, somewhat smaller than the South American jabiru and having the head and neck feathered instead of bare. The African jabiru, <em>Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis</em>, is glossy black above, white below; the primaries are also white. The Australian jabiru, <em>Xenorhynchus australis</em>, is of a greenish black above.
  • One of several large wading birds of the genera Mycteria and Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
  • A <xref>species</xref> of <xref>bird</xref> <xref>Jabiru mycteria</xref> in the <xref>monotypic</xref> <xref>genus</xref> <xref>Jabiru</xref>, of the <xref>stork</xref> family <xref>Ciconiidae</xref>, <xref>endemic</xref> to the <xref>Americas</xref>.
  • large mostly white Australian stork
  • large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America
  • large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle
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