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Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
SOURCE: Nick Rains, courtesy of Tourism Australia, the tourism promotion authority of the government of Australia, used with permission.
The name Jabiru , which usually refers to a large stork found in the Americas, has also been used for the Asian Black-necked Stork, commonly called "Jabiru" in Australia.
The Black-necked Stork, i.e., Jabiru of Australia, is a large bird, 130-150 cm tall with a wingspan of 230 cm, weighing 4100 grams.
Its plumage is quite spectacular, with jet black head, neck, wing bar and tail, while the rest of its plumage is white.
NOTE: The information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from Australia Tourism Promotion Authority. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia should be addressed to Australia Tourism Promotion Authority.
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