bird photography portfolio of jacana from the family, Jacanidae. Jacana Wiki
(sometimes referred to as Jesus Birds or Lily Trotters) are a group of tropical waders in the family Jacanidae. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone.
Eight species of jacana
are known from six genera. They are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They have sharp bills and rounded wings, and many species also have wattles on their foreheads.
In terms of sexual size dimorphism, female jacanas
are larger than the males. The latter, as in some other wader families like the phalaropes, take responsibility for incubation, and some species (notably the Northern Jacana) are polyandrous. However, adults of both sexes look identical, as with most shorebirds. They construct relatively flimsy nests on floating vegetation, and lay eggs with dark irregular lines on their shells, providing camouflage amongst water weeds.
Their diet consists of insects and other invertebrates picked from the floating vegetation or the water’s surface. Collective Noun
I love collective nouns and could not find one for the Jacana
. I think that a "Claw" or a "Wade" would be perfect!
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