Jabiru (black necked stork)

The Jabiru is a beautiful bird and quite pre-historic looking when it flies.  They can be spotted fairly easily anywhere along northern coastal swamps.  Fully grown they are just over a metre tall.

Jabiru at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park near Normanton

Jabiru at Mutton Hole Wetlands Conservation Park near Normanton

They nest in a large stick nest on tree tops and have 2 – 4 white eggs.

Jabiru Nest, Kakadu NP

Jabiru Nest, Kakadu NP