Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Jacanas :: Comb-crested Jacana

Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea

Described by: Temminck (1828)
Alternate common name(s): Lotus Bird, Lotusbird, Christbird
Old scientific name(s): Metopidius gallinaceus, Jacana gallinacea


Australia - 2005 © Hans&Judy Beste  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Laura Station, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia - 1972 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
Select thumbnail to view larger image - Place cursor over image for image information


E. Indonesia, New Guinea, n. and e. Australia;
Fragmented population;
(1) Se. Borneo, Sulawesi, se. Philippines (sw. Mindanao), Moluccas and Lesser Sundas.
(2) N. and c. New Guinea, w. Papuan Is. (Misool Is.) and Aru Is.
(3) S. New Guinea, D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Fergusson Is. and Goodenough Is.), n. and e. Australia from n. Western Australia (Kimberleys), n. Northern Territory (Fogg Dam and Yellow Waters at Kakadu National Park) e. to Queensland and s. as far as se. New South Wales (Sydney).


No videos are available for this species


No sounds are available for this species


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


Please email with errors/comments on this page or to donate photos.

If there is no family list to the left, you may have arrived at this page from a direct link.
Please select "Mangoverde World Bird Guide" to view the entire bird site.