Jacana (1) - African Wildlife







General

The African Jacana is a beautiful bird. It's funny to see them walk on floating vegetation, especially lily pads. Take a look at those huge, grey feet and claws!

Being polyandrous they almost completely reversed the sexual role:

- Female:  Is bigger then the male, hold territories against other females and chooses a few males...

- Male:  builds the nest, breeds, doesn't feed the chicks but he points out food to very young chicks, he can even carry the chicks or eggs under his wings to protect them or to bring them to a new nest-site!


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