Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storks :: Lesser Adjutant

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus

Described by: Horsfield (1821)
Alternate common name(s): Lesser Adjutant Stork, Hair-crested Adjutant
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Apr 28, 2002 © Dave Behrens  Malaysia - Nov, 2002 © Dave Behrens  Malaysia - Nov, 2002 © Dave Behrens  India - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Oriental region;
Fragmented distribution;
C. and s. India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, c. and peninsular Thailand, s. China (Chungking in s. Szechwan, Yunnan, Kwangsi, Hainan, Kiangsi), Laos, Cambodia (w. Siem Pang Province), n. and s. Vietnam (Cat Tien National Park), Malaya (Kuala Gulu), Sumatra, Java (coastal areas), Bali, Borneo (the only known breeding colony is in sw. Sarawak on the Sadong River), Brunei (Kimanis Bay, Kampong and Semporna), Bangga and Belitung.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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