Magnificent Black-necked Stork needs our help

In Australia many people may know this amazing bird as a Jabiru.

This is now considered incorrect as a Jabiru is the name of stork found in the Americas, and the name is believed to be of Portuguese in origin.

The Black-necked Stork is the only stork found in Australia, with the majority living in the north of the country and only a few venturing as far south as the Hunter Valley.

This week a group of five birds were sighted on Hexham Swamp and probably represent a family group.

Read the full story at the Maitland Mercury website.

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