Jabiru Jabiru mycteria



Are monogamous. Form nesting colonies. Both parents are responsible to maintain the nest, incubation and care of chicks.

Breeds during the dry season, when water levels diminish. In Mexico nests at the delta of the Usumacinta River, Tabasco and Campeche. The nest is a massive platform of sticks, solitary, and often reused year after year. Nest in tall trees and areas with lots of vegetation near water. Put 2-4 eggs dull white, rough-shelled.

Recommended Citation

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/jabiru