Whats in a name

To: "'Greg'" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Whats in a name
From: "Tony Russell" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2007 08:53:40 +0930
All this chat about Black-necked Stork vs Jabiru is really dragging on
fellas. Why don't we just called it " a Day" ?  It's only a short name
and easily remembered.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 10:10 PM
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Subject: Whats in a name

Although the Jabiru has sometimes been placed in the genus
with the Black-necked and Saddlebilled Storks it is considered to be 
morphologically between the Ephippiorhynchus storks and the Leptoptilos 
storks (Adjutant, Marabou etc.), although I would argue that it is much 
closer morphologically to the Leptoptilos storks.  Its main similarity
the former is in its behaviour and feeding which may be convergent.

The argument for including it in the same genus as the Black-necked and 
Saddlebilled Storks is thin.

Greg Clancy

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