Leptoptilus javanicus

Leptoptilus javanicus, Horsf.

916. :- Jerdop's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 732 ; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 432; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India ; Ibis, 1885, p. 135.

THE HAIR-CRESTED STORK.

Length, 54 ; wing, 26; tail, 11 ; tarsus, 10 ; bill, 10.

Bill dirty-yellowish; bare top of head dirty-green ; nude face and neck much tinged with yellow, and at seasons with red; irides whitish; legs dusky-black.

Top of the head entirely bald, horny; the rest of the head, face and neck bare, with a few longish hair-like feathers on the occiput; the face and the rest of the neck more or less thickly covered with hairs, some long, others short, collected into a thin mane on the back of the neck, and a small tuft on the lower part of the neck; a large white neck-ruff covering the sides of the neck and breast; plumage above glossy greenish-black; all the body feathers and the lesser wing-coverts faintly barred with several narrow bars; scapulars, the uppermost tertiaries, and the last of the greater-coverts more brightly green glossed and edged with white ; plumage beneath white.

Jerdon states that the Hair-crested Adjutant is found in small numbers throughout India, but as a matter of fact within our limits it has very doubtfully been recorded from the Deccan, and a single specimen was obtained by myself in Central India.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Leptoptilus javanicus
Spp Author: 
Horsf.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
374
Common name: 
Hair Crested Stork
M_ID: 
2089
M_CN: 
Lesser Adjutant
M_SN: 
Leptoptilos javanicus
id: 
12081

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