COMB-CRESTED JACANA FACTS
The Comb-crested Jacana or Lotusbird is a waterbird with long legs and extremely long toes that enable it to walk on the leaves of floating plants. It is brown above with white face and front of neck. The back of the neck is black extending into a black band round the belly. The rest of the underside is white. It has red bill with black tip and pink comb on forehead.
floating vegetation on lagoons, swamps, dams
aquatic invertebrates, plants
nest is a low mound of floating vegetation. Lays 4 yellow-brown or red-brown eggs covered with fine black lines.
coastal northern and eastern Australia from the Kimberleys in Western Australia to near Sydney, New South Wales
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Comb-crested Jacana|