Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos dubius)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Aves
Order : Ciconiiformes
Family : Ciconiidae
Genus : Leptoptilos
Species : dubius
Scientific name: Leptoptilos dubius
Important Facts:
Height 145-150 cm.
Weight 4 – 5 kg.
Life Span 21 years
Sexual maturity 2 years
Incubation period 28-30 days
Clutch size 5 eggs
It inhabits wetlands, nesting in tall trees, bamboo plantations
Assam, India.
Frogs, insects, lizards and rodents
(per head)
Fish dead (2” – 4”) – 500 gm.