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Comb-crested Jacana | by boombana
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Comb-crested Jacana

These birds are able to walk across lily-pads and other floating vegetation thanks to their long splayed toes which help to spread the weight of the bird.


This is a photo from a few days ago, taken at Buckleys Hole on Bribie. I was so absorbed in watching the birds here that I missed the approaching downpour and got soaked while making my way back to shelter.


Scientific name: Irediparra gallinacea

Sex: Unknown

Location: Bribie Island, Australia.

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Taken on December 27, 2010