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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) Officer attached to a superior for various assignments. In the Soviet Army prior to 1954, also a line position in individual battalions (divisions).

(2) In the prerevolutionary Russian Army, also the position of the officer in charge of clerical duties on staffs and administrations (senior, regimental, battalion, and divisional adjutant). Appeared first in the second half of the 17th century under the name of esaul. The position of adjutant was legitimated by the 1716 Troop Regulations.

(3) Court military office in the retinue of a monarch. Adjutant of the rank of a general is called an adjutant general and of an officer rank, aide-de-camp.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Lesser Adjutant Stork, Leptoptilos javanicus, is a large wading bird of the stork ciconiidae family.
Purnima Devi Barma, a biologist attached with a non- government organisation, said it was a challenging task to educate villagers on the subject, as they were told about the disadvantage of cutting trees on which the Greater Adjutant storks made their nests.
This was another splendid opportunity to observe the flora and fauna; no leopard sightings but wild elephants, boar, buffalo, jackal, crocodile and a variety of wonderful birds including the painted and adjutant storks. The outing was also a tribute to the ancient Land Rovers that carried us across some very rough terrain.