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Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) <!--검은머리황새-->
Subject: Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
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Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)


Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus is a large wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It is a widespread species, which is a resident breeder in southern Asia and Australasia, from India east to New Guinea and the northern half of Australia. In Australia, it is also known as a Jabiru but should not be confused with the similar bird of this name from the Americas, which belongs to a different genus.

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
French: Jabiru d’Asie German: Riesenstorch Spanish: Jabirú asiático
Taxonomy: Mycteria asiatica Latham, 1790, India.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Xenorhynchus, but close similarity to E. senegalensis in breeding habits, behaviour and morphology demand their treatment as congeners. Race australis has occasionally been considered distinct enough to warrant treatment as a separate species on basis largely of claimed differences in neck iridescence, but these putative differences do not appear to be valid; genetic distance between individuals of the two forms was found to be notable, although sample size minimal and included a captive bird. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. asiaticus (Latham, 1790) – S & E Pakistan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and mainland SE Asia; formerly to Malay Peninsula (now extirpated).
E. a. australis (Shaw, 1800) – S New Guinea, N & E Australia.

Birds of asia
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