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jabirus Australia zoo
MARK, 14 Jan 2007
    • Writhedhornbill
      I looove Jabirus
    • PossumRoach
      That’s no jabiru
    • PossumRoach
    • Jake1508
    • aardvark250
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    • Jake1508
      @aardvark250 a Black Neck Stork is a Jabiru.

      That’s like saying that Lemur Catta isn’t a Ring tailed Lemur but it is....
    • aardvark250
      @Jake1508 The animal in the photo is a Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, (a black necked stork), which is found in Asia and Australia. The jabiru is Jabiru mycteria, which is found in Latin America. Not to mention that the jabiru isn't found in any European zoo, so the possiblity of it in an Australian zoo is quite low.
    • Jake1508
      @aardvark250 right so you’re telling me that the aboriginals don’t know one from the other?!?! They call them Jabirus and Black neck storks. Zoos in Australia do the same thing..they even say on the Black neck Storks wiki page that they are commonly called Jabirus.
    • Chlidonias
      In Australia the Black-necked Stork is ubiquitously called a Jabiru. The "actual" Jabiru is the South American stork.

      It is quite interesting that several Australian animals have been named after South American animals - apart from the Black-necked Stork / Jabiru example there is also "goanna" (Australian monitor lizards) which is a corruption of "iguana", and emu is a corruption from the Portuguese ema which had earlier been used for the rhea (originally it was used for cranes, transferred to the cassowary, later to the rhea, and then finally to the emu).
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    14 Jan 2007
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