Northern Jacana, Jacana spinosa

Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary
Jacanas are unusual among birds in that their sex roles are reversed: females are larger than males and fight amongst each other for territories and for males. A female may have up to 4 or 5 males in her "harem." Only the males provide the parental care, incubating the eggs and taking care of the young.
(Order Charadriiformes, Family Jacanidae)