The Don Female
In birds, males are known to be more brighter, colourful or have that extra element in them as compared to the females.
But there is exception to it if you look at some of the bird families like Buttonquails, Jacanas, Phalaropes, Painted-Snipes, etc. where females have an upper hand over the males of the same families. They have been gifted with additional features.
This photo is of a Barred Buttonquail female and it’s polyandrous. Also, as an exception female is the brighter of the sexes, fights with the other females over the possession of a male, initiates courtship and builds the ground nest. And of course, she leaves the nest thereafter and leaves the entire responsibility of incubation onto the male. Male, then incubates the eggs and raises the chicks.
It was really amazing to see this bold female at an eye level walking towards me. She indeed looked the don of her family. Her partner was behaving too shy to come in front and he was constantly hiding behind her.