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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ciconiidae.

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Examples

  • Paleontologists found bones belonging to an estimated 1.8 meter tall marabou stork, named Leptoptilos robustus.

    Giant 'Hobbit'-Eating Stork Discovered

  • Some 12.5% are vagrant or passage migrants including the spot-billed pelican Pelicanus phillipensis (VU) and the greater adjutant Leptoptilos dubius (EN).

    Dong Phayayan Khao-Yai Forest Complex, Thailand

  • There are large seasonal populations of marabou stork Leptoptilos crumeniferus and pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus and P. rufescens.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Of other birds present in the hotspot, the greater and lesser adjutants (Leptoptilos spp.) in the foothill grasslands and broadleaf forests, as well as the hornbills in the broadleaf forests, are threatened by loss of nesting trees and lack of food sources.

    Biological diversity in the Himalayas

  • The Sajnakhali area contains a wealth of water birds, noteworthy residents including Asian openbill stork Anastomus oscitans, black-necked stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, greater adjutant Leptoptilos dubius (E), white ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus, swamp francolin Francolinus gularis, white-collared kingfisher Halcyon chloris, black-capped kingfisher H. pileata and brown-winged kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • The swampy grasslands and forests provide important habitat for many waterbirds, including herons, egrets, bitterns, pond herons, whistling ducks, pygmy geese, lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), milky stork (Mycteris cinerea), and the rare white-winged duck (Cairina scutulata).

    Sumatran freshwater swamp forests

  • The latter include the critically endangered white-eyed river-martin (Pseudochelidon sirintarae), the globally threatened Bengal florican (Eupodotis bengalensis), and the endangered greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) and white-shouldered ibis (Pseudibis davisoni).

    Central Indochina dry forests

  • The bird assemblage also includes the globally threatened lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) and threatened masked finfoot (Heliopais personata).

    Sundarbans mangroves

  • The hotspot also holds several widespread threatened waterbird species, including the spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis, VU) and the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus, VU).

    Biological diversity in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka

  • Included in this assemblage are the lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), Storm's stork (Ciconia stormi), white-winged wood duck (Cairina scutulata), and spot-billed pelican (Pelicanus philippensis).

    Indochina mangroves

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