Northern Jacana

Jacana spinosa

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Jacanas (Jacanidae)

Code 4

NOJA

Code 6

JACSPI

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Jacana Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Yellow wattle.
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Jacana Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 23-25 cm (9-10 in)
  • Weight: 79 g (2.8 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Red-brown
  • Upperparts: Red-brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Northern Jacana Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Slow flight with shallow flaps and glides. Wings held above head briefly upon landing.
  • Wingspan Range: 51 cm (20 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Red-brown
  • Under Tail: Red-brown
  • Leg Color: Gray-green
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X