Jabiru, a large stork of tropical America. A mature jabiru is nearly five feet (1.5 m) tall and has a wingspread of about seven feet (2 m). Its feathers are white. Head and neck are black, except for a bright-red collar at the base of the neck. The bill is about 12 inches (30 cm) long. Jabirus feed in swamps, chiefly on fish, frogs, and crustaceans. Two greenish eggs are laid in a platformlike nest of sticks built in a tall tree. Wood ibises and some storks of Asia, Africa, and Australia are often called jabirus.
The tropical American jabiru is Jabiru mycteria of the stork family, Ciconiidae.Jabirus are storks with huge black bills, long legs, and white plumage.