Mexican jacana

The jacanas are a group of wetland birds, which 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 are found worldwide within the tropical zone.

The Mexican jacana is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

English: American Jacana, Jaçana, Mexican Jacana, Mexican Jaçana, Middle American Jacana, Northern Jacana Spanish: Gallito, Gallito de agua, Gallito de Agua Mejicano, Gallito de Dedos Largos, Jacana Centroamericana, jacana frente-amarilla, Jacana Mesoamericana, Jacana Norteña, jacana norteño Spanish (Costa Rica): Jacana Centroamericana Spanish (Cuba): Gallito Spanish (Dominican Rep. More

Capture of the Mexican Jacana in Florida (DjVu | PDF) EDGAR A. MEARNS , Page 79 Note on the Name Colinus (DjVu | PDF) CHAS. W. RICHMOND , Page 79 Aquila Chrysa�tos (DjVu | PDF) CHAS. W. More

Parra gymnostoma is the Mexican jacana, which is also found in the United States. The pheasant-tailed jacana of India, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, has no frontal or rictal lobes, and has a very long tail like a pheasant. The Indo-African jacanas belong to the genus Metopodius; that of the East Indies is Hydralector cristatus. 3. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Jacanidae
Genus : Jacana
Species : spinosa
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)