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Northern Jacana. Jacana spinosa. At marshy ponds from Mexico to Panama, this odd shorebird is common. Its long toes allow it to run about on lily pads and. Jacana spinosa. Cirujano, gallito de agua, mulita, jacana centroamericana. Information · Images · Ocurrences · Map · Literature. Loading. Northern jacanas (Jacana spinosa) range from Mexico to Panama, although they are sometimes seen into the southern United States. They occur mainly in.

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Males may be polygamous when new females arrive, spiosa extra pair copulations are not known to occur when the female holds her territory. Jenni and Collier, ; Jenni and Mace, Chase vocalizations among several adults primarily given in flight across a large marsh with floating vegetation.

Common to fairly common throughout Mexican range and expanding locally see Movements spnosa locally abundant in Costa Rica; common in W Northern jacanas Jacana spinosa range from Mexico to Panama, although they are sometimes seen into the southern United States. Subspecies and Distribution J.

Lindsay editor, instructorNorthern Michigan University. Given the fact that they are relatively small, endothermic animals, they presumably have a high caloric requirement. They also turn over aquatic plants as they search for insects hiding underneath.


Las Esquinas Rainforest Lodge, Puntarenas. Disturbance calls from two young birds as they foraged along the edge of a canal amid cane fields.

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Jenni and Collier, ; Sibley, Other Physical Features endothermic homoiothermic bilateral symmetry Sexual Dimorphism female larger Range mass For this same reason, these birds have also been nick-named “lily trotters “. Positive Although northern jacanas provide no direct benefits to humans, they are certainly sspinosa source of enjoyment for naturalist and birders.

Jacanas are resident non-migratory within their range and maintain home territories for feeding and breeding. Glossary Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. Older chicks are gray and have brownish upper parts. In addition its bill has yellow patches and its forehead has a yellow wattle.

Northern jacana – Wikipedia

The northern janaca feeds on insects on the spinsoa of vegetation and ovules of water lilies. They also lack the slight brownish tint to the belly plumage of Northern Jacana. The male [3] constructs a floating nest [12] with whatever plant matter he can find. From a pair of birds with four iacana moving around some lily pads.


Bibliography Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Lives of North American birds. The male typically sits on the eggs and adds nesting material in the form of aquatic plants periodically. Male territories averaged 0.

Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Skip to main jaana. Fresh water marshes, swamps, pond edges, roadside ditches, lake margins, river beds and lagoons with aquatic vegetation May occasionally be seen in flooded fields or wet grassy areas Altitude: Most copulation attempts are unsuccessful.

Jenni and Collier, ; Osborne and Bourne, Solicitation is done by calling or posturing and it can be initiated by the male or the female. A small number of them are found in southeastern Texas. Also feed on flowers and small fish.