Archive for 'Jacanidae'

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)

This one I encountered as it was preening the feathers, and my entrance did not disturb this behavior, so I could watch as it was doing its business in the light rain. This was on a very small river, almost clogged with water hyacinths. a Perfect place for the jacana to hunt, as it can […]

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)

A canoe is the perfect means to silently glide one the water and get close to the diverse flora and fauna. The jacare caimans veer off just a couple of metres away and don’t dive to get away as they otherwise would when in a motorized vehicle or upright. This jacana was fully focused on […]

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)

A very specialized waterbird that can be seen walking one the floating vegetation without falling through. In this encounter it was only walking on the river banks – perhaps it had some chicks nearby? Whith feet this wide it’s no wonder it’s able to keep afloat even when it’s walking on the flimsiest of waterplants!