Hybrid chicks hatched!

I just received notification from a landowner in Panama that the eggs in a nest belonging to a hybrid male and his female Wattled Jacana mate have hatched into four chicks! I can’t wait to get back down to Panama and get some blood samples from these chicks to see whether they really are the offspring of the male hybrid. If so, it would be strong evidence that hybrids are fertile.


Here is the male hybrid with a visible brood patch