It’s Feathery Friday and we’re going to South America to meet a bird who lives in the wetlands. So grab your wadders and bug spray and let’s head out on today’s adventure.

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wattled jacana   Range/Habitat: South Central America-South America/wetlands

   Diet: omnivore: aquatic insects, invertebrates, rice seeds

   Length/Weight: 6 ½-10”/ 3 ¼-4 oz

   Conservation Status: common 


Fun Facts:

  •          Wattled Jacanas have large red wattles on their bottom bill.
  •          They have spurs on their wings.
  •          Wattled Jacanas have extremely long toes.
  •          Wattled Jacanas are able to stand on aquatic plants.
  •          Male wattled jacanas incubate eggs and raise the young.

Wattled jacanas are neat little birds with their long legs and long skinny toes. Those dads are also great! Woohoo Wattled Jacana!

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