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Synonyms for adjutant

a person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities

Synonyms for adjutant

an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer

large Indian stork with a military gait

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Efforts are being made by the local population to protect the endangered Greater Adjutant Stork birds as they are presumed to be on the verge of extinction.
The global population of the Greater Adjutant stork is likely to be around 900-1,000, with the Bramhaputra region alone consisting of about 700 of them.
Some checking in Salim Ali's Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan(6) leads me to propose (1) that we add India's two known "Adjutant Storks" to the reference of the word kanka; (2) that we enlarge the scope of the word kurara to include Ali's "Ringtailed Fishing Eagle"; and (3) that the bada is Ali's "Jungle Crow" (Corvus macrorhynchus culminatus).