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Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)

Very heavy crop but a lifer, Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo


The Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Like other members of its genus, it has a bare neck and head. It is however more closely associated with wetland habitats where it is solitary and is less likely to scavenge than the related Greater Adjutant. It is a widespread species found from India through Southeast Asia to Java.


Source: Wikipedia

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Taken on February 14, 2013