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Comb-Crested Jacana
(Jacana gallinacea)

Comb-Crested Jacana
Photo : Glen Threlfo


Dark-coloured and has a redish orange chicken-like comb on forehead which will dull in colour
if disturbed. Found on lagoons and ponds where it walks across the lily pads.
For this reason it is often called the "Jesus bird", It can be found from the top end of Northern Territory
around the coast of Queensland and into New South Wales.


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