Northern Jacana Jacana spinosa


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), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: