Friday, June 27, 2014

Jabiru Stork form Belize

Jabiru Stork - Jabiru Mycteria

Photography by Mike Toy

This postcard is unused and was bought in Belize in 2013.

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The Jabiru is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west of the Andes. The name comes from a Tupi–GuaranĂ­ language and means "swollen neck".

It has the second largest wingspan, after the Andean Condor.  The adult Jabiru can weigh 4.3–9 kg (9.5–20 lb) and large males may stand as tall as 1.53 m (5.0 ft). - - That is one large bird!!

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