from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The name given by English residents of Bengal to a very large species of stork, common in India, the Leptoptilus argala of some naturalists, belonging to the family Ciconiidæ.
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Borneo (Evans, 429-430), in which the adjutant-bird (lungun) and the tortoise revenge themselves on monkeys.
Along the silent shore the hungry Pariah dog may be seen tearing his meal from some stranded corpse, whilst the adjutant-bird, with his head sunk on his body and one leg tucked up, patiently awaits his turn.
A few days afterwards he was accompanying the king when an adjutant-bird was seen in a tree.