Webster 1913 Edition
One of several large wading birds of the genera
Xenorhynchus, allied to the storks in form and habits.
☞ The American jabiru (
Mycteria Americana) is white, with the head and neck black and nearly bare of feathers. The East Indian and Australian (
Xenorhynchus Australis) has the neck, head, and back covered with glossy, dark green feathers, changing on the head to purple. The African jabiru (
Ephippiorhynchus, Senegalensis) has the neck, head, wing coverts, and tail, black, and is called also
Webster 1828 Edition
The Jabiru is the Mycteria Americana. It resembles the stork.