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African Jacana carrying chicks

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Wild Dogger

Hi folks,
while busy editing my pictures from our recent trip to Botswana, I stepped over a few shots of African Jacana carrying her chicks under the belly.
Almost forgot about this sighting.
Hope you enjoy the pics

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lmonmm

Fabulous sighting....but, I have to ask. Everything I've been told over the years is that it's the male who raises the young. Once the eggs are laid, the lady is gone. Up to the male to hatch and raise the babies. So, is this a he? Or a her? :)

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Tom Kellie
14 hours ago, lmonmm said:

Fabulous sighting....but, I have to ask. Everything I've been told over the years is that it's the male who raises the young. Once the eggs are laid, the lady is gone. Up to the male to hatch and raise the babies. So, is this a he? Or a her? :)

 

@lmonmm

 

I never knew that.

 

In fact, until seeing the terrific images above from @Wild Dogger, I never knew that jacana chicks were carried like this.

 

Seeing is not only believing, in this case it's educational.

 

Tom K.

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Peter Connan

Terrific sighting!

 

I also thought it was the dad that did all this.

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