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Greater Adjutant Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Leptoptilos dubius
Family : Ciconiidae
Order : Ciconiiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Adjutant, Greater Adjutent Stork, Adjutent Stork
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Greater Adjutant is a tall bald-headed wading bird with a pink pouch-like balloon hanging from its neck (adult bird length approximately 130 cm, wing 81 cm, bill 33.2 cm, tarsus 32 cm, tail 32.2 cm, pouch 25-35 cm). It has a featherless head and neck. It feeds on carrion and carcass, fish, frogs, snakes, lizards and crabs.
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Rejoice Gassah (www.inaturalist.org/people/Rejoice Gassah ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.