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Leptoptilos (adjutant storks and marabou)

Wikipedia Abstract

Leptoptilos is a genus of very large tropical storks. The name means thin (lepto) feather (ptilos). Two species are resident breeders in southern Asia, and the marabou stork is found in Sub-Saharan Africa. These are huge birds, typically 110–150 cm tall with a 210–250 cm wingspan. The three species each have a black upper body and wings, and white belly and undertail. The head and neck are bare like those of a vulture. The huge bill is long and thick. Juveniles are a duller, browner version of the adult.
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Leptoptilos crumeniferus (Marabou Stork) (Attributes)
Leptoptilos dubius (Greater Adjutant) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Leptoptilos javanicus (Lesser Adjutant) (Attributes)

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