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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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In northern jacanas, males exclusively construct nests, incubate eggs, and care for the young. In Jamaica this bird is also known as the ‘ Jesus bird’, as it appears to walk on water. The young leave the nest around 24 hours after hatching and will follow the male to good foraging spots. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. Females may brood chicks when the male is away. Jenni and Mace, ; Stephens, Females help in maintaining the territories of the males by intervening on behalf of the resident male when there is a territorial dispute with another male.

Views Read Edit View history. The young leave the nest at about 24 hours after hatching and they are able to swim, dive and feed shortly after they hatch. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jacana spinosa. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support.


Carara NP area, Puntarenas.

Skip to main content. The male incubates the eggs for 28 days.

Northern Jacanas, American or Middle American Jacanas or Mexican Jaçanas | Beauty of Birds

The young are completely independent when they spinoa about 12 months old Protective “dads” are known to carry their chicks under their wings to safety when danger approaches.

Iteroparous animals must, by definition, survive over multiple seasons or periodic condition changes.

Ecotourism implies that there are existing programs that profit from the appreciation of natural areas or animals. See jacana for pronunciations. Jacanas also made calls when eggs or chicks are under threat by predators. Referring to a mating system in which a female mates with several males during one breeding season compare polygynous.

Juveniles have a white supercilium and white lores. Jenni and Collier, ; Sibley, Mating System polyandrous Although northern jacanas are capable of breeding all year long, they usually breed at the beginning of the rainy season. Cosamaloapan de Carpio, Veracruz.

Great Tinamou [also] [sono]. Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Accessed December 31, at https: During rainy conditions, spinosz temperatures and times of increased cloud cover, the amount of time spent brooding increases.


Negative There are no known adverse effects of northern jacanas on humans.

One male held his territory for jacaan. Lives of North American birds. 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: They also lack the slight brownish tint to the belly plumage of Northern Jacana.

Brooding is mainly done in the morning and evening.

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The development time in northern jacanas is slow; young fledge in around 8 weeks and may stay in their natal territory for more than 12 months. Jenni and Mace, Economic Importance for Humans: Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The back, undersides, and tail are dark rufous. Several birds in the field next to the pond flushing back towards the water bird-seen: Their small size and large feet allow these birds to exploit this foraging habitat, as they can easily support their weight on surface aquatic vegetation.