Definition of Leptoptilus crumeniferus
1. Noun. Large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; its downy underwing feathers are used to trim garments.
Terms within: Marabou
Generic synonyms: Stork
Group relationships: Genus Leptoptilus, Leptoptilus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptoptilus Crumeniferus
Literary usage of Leptoptilus crumeniferus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"... bred in the garden; I Marabou stork (Leptoptilus crumeniferus), West Africa; 2 black- tailed parrakeets (Polytelis ..."
2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"The marabou stork, Leptoptilus crumeniferus, was not seen at all until Korokoro was reached, and even then was not found in great numbers. ..."
3. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1898)
"[P.]. Salvin-Godman Coll, (Type of species.) Charles Hose, Esq. Purchased. 3. Leptoptilus crumeniferus. Gigantic Crane, Lath. Gen. Syn. iii.pt. 1. p. ..."
4. The Kilima-Njaro Expedition: A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1886)
"Leptoptilus crumeniferus. Very common in plains. Follows the Masai armies in their raids, and frequents Masai settlements. Rarely soon away from the ..."