Dec 5, 2010

The 'adorable' Lesser Adjutant ( Leptoptilos javanicus, 122.5 - 129 cm)

This is one bird which one either love it or may find it quite 'intimidating'. Possibly because it's bald head reminds one of the infamous vulture, which feeds on dead cacass. Apart from the bald-pate yje Lesser Adjutant have nothing else in common with the vulture. It's main food are fish and other sea food which could be found in abundance around the mud flaps and mangroves, which the Lesser adjutant also call home.

Here are a few photos of the large but shy bird.

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