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jabiru:

see storkstork,
common name for members of a family of long-legged wading birds. The storks are related to the herons and ibises and are found in most of the warmer parts of the world.
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Jabiru

 

(Jabiru mycleria), a bird of the family Ciconiidae, order Ciconiiformes. The jabiru measures approximately 1.5 m in length; the legs, neck, and beak are long. The plumage is black and white. The jabiru is found from Mexico to Argentina. It lives in wet, swampy places and builds large nests, usually in tall palm trees. The bird feeds on fish, amphibians, and mollusks.

jabiru

1. a large white tropical American stork, Jabiru mycteria, with a dark naked head and a dark bill
2. a large Australian stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, having a white plumage, dark green back and tail, and red legs
3. another name for saddlebill
4. another name for wood ibis
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Gunner said he supported the "repurposing" of Jabiru, which lies in "the heart Kakadu national park", from "tired mining town to a services and tourism hub".
Services in Jabiru include a town plaza with standard facilities consisting of a post office, supermarket, cafe, news agent, bank, medical centre, as well as all three emergency services, government departments, Northern Land Council offices, and Magistrate's Court (Explore Australia, 2010).
Jabiru lydekkeri (Ameghino, 1891); Patterson & Kaglievich, 1960.
With the transaction complete (the buyer having talked down the price, the artist having assented to the meagre $50 sale through Biddle's mediation) and the Central Australian bus on the verge of departure, the Jabiru woman called out, 'But wait, isn't there a story?
Ollie Jackson, trainer/rider of Colquhoun, and trainer of Ballysicyos and Polar Champ ``Ballysicyos has had two runs and two wins this season, beating Jabiru and Don Royal and they have each won hunter chases since.
Early on a July morning in 1983 I drove with Ruth Lipscomb from Darwin to Jabiru.
The canetoads will affect the entire ecology of the Kakadu wetland ecosystem -- the freshwater crocs will go, the snakes, the goannas, the larger fish, the fishing hawks, kookaburras, jabiru and other birds.
I want the young people back at home in Jabiru to understand they don't have to f ollow us to jail.
Bird-watchers on horseback searched for savanna hawks and Jabiru storks among the 300 species documented at the ranch.
Observadores de aves buscaban halcones sabaneros y ciguenas Jabiru entre las 300 especies documentadas en el rancho.
The site, located in Kakadu National Park, is approximately 100 km south from the town of Jabiru, which has an average annual rainfall of 1480 mm (1971-1996), 150 km south-west of Oenpelli with an average annual rainfall of 1390 mm (1910-1996), and approximately 110 km north of Katherine, which has an average annual rainfall of 973 mm (1973-1996).
Of all the many animal species found here, three stand out as symbols of the Pantanal: the jabiru stork, hyacinth macaw, and jaguar.