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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ciconiidae — certain tropical storks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of birds including certain of the wood ibises, including the endangered Mycteria americana; it is sometimes assigned to a subfamily Mycteriinae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of storks, of the family Ciconiidæ and the subfamily Ciconiinæ, having the head and neck mostly bare of feathers, and the bill enormously large and recurved, M. americana is the jabiru. Certain Old World storks are sometimes included in Mycteria, sometimes called Xenorhynchus and Ephippiorhynchus. See cut under jabiru.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis

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Examples

  • Jabirú, Jabiru mycteria formerly, Mycteria americana and Ephippiorhynchus mycteria; protonym, Ciconia mycteria, also known as the American jabiru and the jabiru stork, photographed at Belém, Brasil.

    Mystery bird: jabirú, Jabiru mycteria

  • Other waterbirds found on Lake Eyasi include yellowbilled stork Mycteria ibis, African spoonbill Platalea alba, avocet Recurvirostra avosetta and greyheaded gull Larus cirrocephalus.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), India (Photograph by Rahula Perera)

    Orissa semi-evergreen forests

  • Other large waterbirds including painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis), and black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus), which probably formerly bred, are annual visitors, probably entering the country from Cambodia.

    Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests

  • The Park is an important breeding area for the pinkbacked pelican Pelecanus rufescens, white pelican P. onocrotalus, African fish-eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia, goliath heron Ardea goliath, rufous-bellied heron Butorides rufiventris, yellowbilled stork Mycteria ibis, pygmy goose Nettapus auritus, collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and greyrumped swallow Pseudohirondo griseopyga.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • Birds include cattle egret Bubulcus ibis, black stork Ciconia nigra (migrant), yellow-billed stork Mycteria ibis, the African grey parrot Psittacus erythacus, a popular species for sale, and the endemic Congo peafowl Afropavo congensis.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Also a great variety of tropical marine birds including rufescent tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum), wood stork (Mycteria americana), and horned screamer (Anhima cornuta) are just a few species present in this ecoregion, not to mention invertebrates such as shrimp, crabs and mollusks.

    Gulf of Guayaquil-Tumbes mangroves

  • Mycteria (wood storks), for example, has a gently down-curved bill, a particularly dense array of Herbst corpuscles, and muscles that allow the jaws to be closed within 25 milliseconds (one of the fastest reflexes among vertebrates).

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • The Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala, is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae.

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  • Mycteria cinerea occurs only in Cambodia, Peninsular Malaysia and the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Sulawesi and Buton, Indonesia.

    10,000 Birds

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