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Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa

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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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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

. (). Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/norjac