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Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)

Also known as the Lotusbird or Lilytrotter, the Comb-crested Jacana is the only member of the genus Irediparra. I. gallinacea occurs throughout Southeast Asia and northern and eastern Australia. Like other jacanas (jacanidae) comb-crested jacanas spend most of their time on floating vegetation using their large toes and small size to keep afloat. They feed mainly on seeds and aquatic insects which are gleaned from floating vegetation or directly off the water’s surface. Comb-crested jacana pairs are polyandrous and will build their nest on floating vegetation.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Charadriiformes-Jacanidae-Irediparra-I. gallinacea

Images: John Hill and Djamnalawa


pocarovna:

Lena Hoschek 2013

pocarovna:

Lena Hoschek 2013


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