204. Leptoptilus javanicus

204. Leptoptilus javanicus.

THE HAIR-CRESTED or SMALL ADJUTANT STORK.

Madan-chur, Bengal; Chinjura, India; Bang-gor, Purneah; Dodal-konga (Telugu); Mana, Ceylon; Don-mi-gwet, Burma.

Male 54". Legs dirty black. Bill 10" to 12", dirty. Bald, bare neck. No gular pouch. Thin mane. White neck-ruff. Above gloss-green, faintly barred. Under-tail pure white. C. and S. India, Ceylon, and eastward through Burma to China, and southward to Malacca, Java, Sumatra, and Borneo. Eggs 2.84 x 2.09. (J. 916. B. 1551.)

Also L. crumeniferus. 40". Similar to L. javanicus, but with white edges to all the greater coverts and secondaries. From Africa.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
204. Leptoptilus javanicus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
204
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
192
Common name: 
Hair Crested Or Small Adjutant Stork
M_ID: 
2089
M_CN: 
Lesser Adjutant
M_SN: 
Leptoptilos javanicus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12987

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