Definition of lotusbird in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊtəsˌbəːd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A jacana with a pink comb on the forehead, found in Australasia and Indonesia.
  • Irediparra gallinacea, family Jacanidae. Alternative name: comb-crested jacana
Example sentences
  • Kakadu supports more than 280 species of birds, from comb-crested jacanas tiptoeing across colossal pink lotus lilies to the electric-blue little kingfisher we find peeking from the cavity of a dead pandanus tree.
  • Opposite the pond and on the other side of the walkway, another waterfall sends water coursing down a rocky route the length of the aviary, splashing into a pool at the lower end of the aviary, where you may see comb-crested jacanas strolling across the floating lily pads.
  • Other commonly seen and more widespread waterbirds are the jabiru, the comb-crested jacana, cormorants, darters, egrets, ibises and herons.
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