Among the fossils found in the Liang Bua caves on the island of Flores are four leg bones and some other bones believed to belong to a giant stork (1.8 meters tall would tower over 1.0 meter tall Homo floresiensis) with the name Leptoptilos robustus. Among the issues are when did L. robustus arrive on Flores? Could it fly? Did it prey on hominids or vice versa?
The marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer) is found in may parts of Africa. Larger specimens stand five feet tall, weigh 25 pounds and have a twelve foot wing span.
The greater adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) is now found in portions of southeastern Asia.