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Jacana spinosa

Northern Jacana

  • Order: Charadriiformes
  • Family: Jacanidae

Authors: Contreras-González, A.M., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González & M.C. Arizmendi

Jacana spinosa

Casa Grande, Arizona, USA; 27 December 2007 © Thomas B. Johnson

It is a bird of marshes. Their toes and nails are adapted for walking on floating vegetation. These birds have been named "lily-trotters". The female usually copulate with several males during the reproductive season. The male cares and rears to chicks.

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Recommended Citation

Contreras-González, A.M., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González & M.C. Arizmendi. 2010. Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=148501

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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