Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52500

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Ciconiidae
Genus:Leptoptilus
Genus species:Leptoptilus dubius

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:120-150 cm
Identification:The adult breeding adjutant stork has a bluish-gray mantle, a silvery-gray panel across its greater coverts, gray underwing-coverts, and a more extensive white neck ruff. The adult non-breeding or immature stork has a darker gray mantle and inner wing-coverts, and brown greater coverts. The adjutant stork also has a neck pouch that is only visible when inflated.
Habitat:Marshes, lakes
Diet:Carnivore: carrion, fish, frogs, reptiles, insects, crustaceans
Reproduction:Two to four eggs are lain in a bulky nest made of sticks and dense foliage.
Adjutant storks may nest in large, mixed colonies, a few small colonies, or as solitary pairs.
Behavior:The storks are nomadic and are locally migratory. They disperse widely after breeding.
Status:Endangered: destruction of nesting and feeding sites, pesticide poisoning
Interesting Facts:The adjutant stork flies with its neck retracted, not outstretched like most birds.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Asia Date:1966-05 Subjects:long-legged wading bird
Greater adjutant stork
Storks
Ciconiiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52500