Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus (Black-necked Stork)

Black-necked Stork

Dutch: Zwarthalsooievaar

Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Ephippiorhynchus
Species: Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Female bird. Many thanks to the Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences, Brussels, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 389 mm
Length cranium: 74 mm
Width (cranium): 55 mm
Height (cranium): 42 mm
Alternative names: Riesenstorch (German), Jabiru d’Asie (French), Jabir├║ Asi├ítico (Spanish)