Taken in West Byron Wetlands.
The Comb-crested Jacana, also known as the Lotusbird, has a red fleshy forehead comb, a black crown, back and breast and brown wings. The belly, face and throat are white, and there is a faint yellow tinge around the eye and throat. Both sexes are similar in appearance, but the female is larger than the male, and slightly brighter in colour. In flight, the long legs and toes trail behind the body. Young Jacanas resemble the adult birds, but are rufous to black on the head and nape, and have a rufous-black breast band. The red fleshy comb is much smaller and darker.
At a distance, the Comb-crested Jacana looks like it can walk on water. In fact, it is walking on floating plants. Its extremely long toes help it to spread its body weight over a larger area.
Canon7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon12 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbow12 months ago

    Nice image, thanks for submitting! Click the banner to see the gallery.

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryder12 months ago

    A most interesting read and a great shot

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