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Bird Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)

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Scientific Name: Irediparra gallinacea

Common Name: Comb-crested Jacana

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Jacanidae

Other Names: Lotusbird

Distribution: coastal and sub-coastal regions from the Kimberleys, Western Australia, through northern Australia to about Grafton, New South Wales.

Habitat: tropical and subtropical freshwater wetlands, including lagoons, billabongs, swamps, lakes, rivers, sewage ponds and dams, providing there is adequate floating vegetation.

Field Notes: 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. Size: 20 - 23 cm

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Also heard them called 'Jesus Birds' as they appear to walk on water.
 
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