white neck; chestnut body; blue frontal shield (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Jacana
Actophilornis africanus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: an unmistakable chestnut-colored bird that uses its long toes to walk on lily pads and other aquatic vegetation; shows"sex-role reversal" in which the male incubates and cares for the young whereas the polyandrous female is the larger and more dominant sex.

long legs; walks on aquatic vegetation (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

like all jacanas, shows "sex-role reversal" (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

white face; black crown and eye-stripe (Zoo; 2008-10-21)