Wattled Jacana

Jacana jacana
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Wattled Jacana is a common resident of wetlands in T&T. Young birds are mostly white. Wattled Jacanas are also called “lily trotters” as their long toes spread their weight, allowing them to comfortably walk over floating vegetation.


Wing Span: 40-51 cm
Length: 21-25 cm
Weight: 81-151 g
Wattled Jacana, adult, Oct 2021

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