These birds have long toes and claws that permit them to walk easily across leaves of tropical aquatic plants.

Jacana

These birds have long toes and claws that permit them to walk easily across leaves of tropical aquatic…

Found in Brazil, the jacana feeds primarily on vegetable matter.

Jacana

Found in Brazil, the jacana feeds primarily on vegetable matter.

"The Jacana is a wading bird; a genus of grallatores. They are very light birds; and the wide surface over which their toes extend enables them the more easily to procure their food, consisting of worms, small fishes, and insects, by walking on the leaves of aquatic plants which float on the water. Various species of the jacana are spread over the tropical regions."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Jacana

"The Jacana is a wading bird; a genus of grallatores. They are very light birds; and the wide surface…

"Hydrophasianus chirurgus, the Indian Jacana, of most of the Indian Region, is Bronzy-brown above and purplish-black below, with no fleshy outgrowths, but a large sharp spur. The head is white in front, with an intervening black lateral stripe; the wings are mainly white, with curious filamentous appendages to the attenuated blackish outer primaries; the four median feathers of dark brown tail are enormously elongated and decurved. The winter and immature plumage is almost entirely bronzy-brown, with white under surface crossed by a black gorget; but the young have a rufous head." A. H. Evans, 1900

Indian Jacana

"Hydrophasianus chirurgus, the Indian Jacana, of most of the Indian Region, is Bronzy-brown above and…