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Adjutant, either of 2 species of scavenger storks of India and southeast Asia. The adjutant has a naked pink neck and head, a white body, and gray wings, back, and tail. The greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) stands about 5 ft (1.5 m) high and has a respiratory pouch hanging from the throat. The lesser adjutant (L. javanicus) measures about 4 ft (1.2 m).

See also: Stork.

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