Wattled Jacana have very large feet and claws which distribute their weight and allow them to walk on floating vegetation as they search for insects, invertebrates and seeds near the water’s surface. Males of the species are smaller and are responsible for the incubation of the eggs, while females may breed with up to 4 partners.

An adult Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) in a pond at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown.  Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www.kesterclarke.net)
An adult Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) in a pond at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown. Photo by Kester Clarke (http://www.kesterclarke.net)

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