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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ciconiidae.
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The African jabiru is more commonly known as the saddle-billed stork, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis.
There is an Australian bird that is also sometimes known as the jabiru, but it is taxonomically distinct: Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus.
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.
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.
Saddlebilled stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis), South Africa.
For example, common waterbirds at the Marromeu Complex Game Management Area in the Zambezi delta include openbilled storks (Anastomus lamelligerus), saddlebilled storks (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis) and white-backed pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus).
Black-necked stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus asiaticus), India (Photograph by Tony Coatsworth)