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One of the more appealing birds of the Wetlands is the Jacana. This has enormous feet, which mean it can almost walk on water (it rests on weeds just under the surface). Another name for it is the Jesus Bird because of this ability.

The birds don’t like you coming too close, but in a boat you can drift in a bit closer than on land. So these shots are from the Mary River.

This is the comb-crested jacana, and is found from Borneo to Northern Australia.


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