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Jacana jacana (Wattled Jacana)

Wikipedia Abstract

The wattled jacana (Jacana jacana) is a wader which is a resident breeder from western Panama and Trinidad south through most of South America east of the Andes. The jacanas are a group of wetland birds, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone. For the origin and pronunciation of the name, see Jacana. Young birds initially have entirely white underparts, and can always be identified by the presence of white in their plumage. \n* \n* \n*
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
21
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
39
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 16.4414
EDGE Score: 2.85884

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  108 grams
Birth Weight [3]  9.7 grams
Female Weight [1]  129 grams
Male Weight [1]  88 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  46.6 %
Breeding Habitat [2]  Freshwater marshes
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Freshwater marshes
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  60 %
Diet - Plants [4]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [4]  30 %
Forages - Ground [4]  50 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  50 %
Clutch Size [6]  4
Incubation [5]  28 days
Wing Span [5]  16 inches (.4 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Eleocharis mutata (scallion grass)[7]
Oryza sativa (rice)[7]
Scatella stagnalis[7]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

External References

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1Emlen, ST and PH Wrege. 2004. Size dimorphism, intrasexual competition, and sexual selection in Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana), a sex-role-reversed shorebird in Panama. Auk 121:391–403
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
6Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
7BREEDING BEHAVIOR AND FOOD HABITS OF THE WATTLED JACANA, DAVID R. OSBORNE AND GODFREY R. BOURNE, The Condor 79:98-105, 1977
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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