Wattled Jacana - Jacana jacana

Length 8.3-9.8 in (21.0-25.0 cm)
Weight M: 3.1-4.2 oz (89-118 g), F: 4.9-5.3 oz (140-151 g)
Clutch Size 4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Wattled Jacana is found in most of South America east of the Andes. Their large feet allow them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes. They eat insects and seed found on floating vegetation.

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