George Dávila


Jabiru mycteria

This bird feeds mainly on fish, mollusks and amphibians and builds its nest in the tops of the tallest trees.

NPA: Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (Important Bird Area).

Endemic: No.


Essentially all-white bird with bare black head; at close range, note bare reddish lower neck. Juvenile is brownish gray, with duller skin colors; head and neck also may be feathered. Plumage progressively whiter with age.

Length: 127-150 cm / 50-59 in.

Wingspan: 3 m (wings spread out) / 118 in.

Threat: Near Threatened.

Best Time for observation: August - November.

Habitat: Can be seen in the different rivers within the Reserve.

Jabiru is one of the largest storks in Peru.