Friday, August 6, 2010

Pheasent-tailed Jacana

The wet season is a good time to see these great looking birds. Unmistakable in flight. Lovely golden 'mane'/neck in breeding plumage as well as a long tail.

Truly precocious as they can walk almost instantly once hatched. Still, quite a feat on that wobbly floating vegetation.

This is a female bird. They have reversed sex roles so that the male is the one raising and incubating the young ones.

Now, I wonder why this male hasn't got a long tail?