They are found in rivers and large lakes of South America's Amazon basin (pampas of Santa rosa de Yacuma). During the rainy season, they walk into forests. They eat fruits, weeds, fish, and small worms.
The females lay eggs two times each year. Each time they lay between four and thirty-five eggs. They make their nests in sand6 near rivers. The eggs are laid in the dry season so that the nest will not be washed away by the floods of the rainy season. They usually live from sixty to seventy years.
The Jabiru is probably the tallest flying bird of Central and South America. The adult has white body feathers. Its head and neck have no feathers. Both adults are similar, but the male is larger than the female and has a longer bill.
The Jabiru is often silent but it can make sounds such as hisses which it makes at breeding sites.It is often seen in the River Yacuma of the Bolivian Amazon.
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