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6 giants in their nest, Jabiru family (Jabiru mycteria) | by Daniel Mclaren .:. Naturalist Guide CR
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6 giants in their nest, Jabiru family (Jabiru mycteria)

Although not under 'ideal' conditions for shooting, we followed this nest for weeks, until all 4 chicks flew away (at almost adult size) and they could feed on their own, but still under their parents care. Later, they joined many more youngsters to become adults time after. @Palo Verde, Guanacaste


The Jabiru is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west of the Andes. The name comes from a Tupi–Guaraní language and means "swollen neck".


For the continent, it also has the second largest wingspan, after the Andean condor. The adult jabiru is 120–140 cm (47–55 in) long, 2.3–2.8 m (7.5–9.2 ft) across the wings, and can weigh 4.3–9 kg (9.5–19.8 lb). Males can be 25% larger than females.


During the last days of usage, the nest could have some of 50 kilos of birds =) . During feb - march - april, probably the same couple will use this nest again, after some minor repairs.


A Black Vulture was flying away at the time of this shot.

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Taken on February 18, 2014