French: Jabiru d’Amérique German: Jabiru Spanish: Jabirú americano
Other common names:
M. H. C. Lichtenstein
SE Mexico S through Central America and N South America to N Argentina.
122–140 cm; male 5902–8100 g, female 4300–6356 g; wingspan 230–260 cm. All-white plumage with bulging mainly black bare neck with reddish ring of bare... read more
Usually silent away from nest, occasionally a loud double or triple bill-clap when alarmed. At nest... read more
Large freshwater marshes, savanna, llanos, ranchland with ponds and lagoons, banks of... read more
Food and feeding
Fish, frogs, snakes, insects, young caimans (Caiman crocodilus) and turtles (Podocnemis). In llanos: in dry... read more
Timing of breeding varies across range. Egg-laying in Nov–Dec in Belize and SE Mexico, Nov–Apr in Costa Rica, Aug–Nov in... read more
Small groups tend to congregate, often with other Ciconiiformes, outside breeding season.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Wetlands International estimate combined populations of Central America and N South America to be within a range of 10,000–25,... read more
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