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Jabiru Mato Grosso Pantanal Brazil-2.jpg
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Jabiru
Hellmayr, 1906
Species: J. mycteria
Binomial name
Jabiru mycteria
(Lichtenstein, 1819)

The Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria) is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west of the Andes. It is most common in the Pantanal region of Brazil and the Eastern Chaco region of Paraguay. It is the only member of the genus Jabiru. The name comes from the Tupi-Guaraní language and means "swollen neck".