FEATHERY FRIDAY #72
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.
MEET THE 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
- 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!