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adjutant bird

adjutant stork

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noun
either of two large carrion-eating storks, Leptoptilos dubius or L. javanicus, which are closely related and similar to the marabou and occur in S and SE Asia
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Word Origin for adjutant bird

so called for its supposedly military gait
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