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Northern Jacana

Jacana du Mexique

Jacana spinosa

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Northern Jacana

B L W W W Family Latin Name
9.5" 24.1cm 20" 50.8cm 3.3 oz 93.5g Jacanidae Jacana spinosa

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Northern Jacana range

The Northern Jacana is a tall lean-looking marsh bird that is native to Mexico, Central America and to the Caribbean islands. It is similar to a rail, as it has long legs with very long toes, which gives it the ability to walk on the surface of the water, from one plant to the next. It has been seen in North America and is a recognized vagrant. It is a native bird seen in Cuba.

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