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 walk safely across the entire river. I also watched another jacana sitting on the back of a capybara eating among the hyacinths.

It sounds like this:

Last updated on 7 December 2020