Jacana

Jac'a·na` noun [ Confer Spanish jacania .] (Zoology) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus Jacana and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called al...
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jacana

<ornithology> Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus Jacana and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also surgeon bird. ... The most common South American species is Jacana spinosa. The East Indian or ph...
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Jacana

• (n.) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus Jacana and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also surgeon bird.
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jacana

any of several species of water birds belonging to the family Jacanidae of the order Charadriiformes. Jacanas are uniquely equipped with long ... [2 related articles]
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Jacana

Jacana is a common name for any of six Old World and two New World species of tropical birds of the family Jacanidae, of the order Charadriiformes. Some Old World species are often called lily-trotters; this name reflects their ability to walk on water-lily leaves and other floating vegetation, thanks to their exceptionally long toes. In six of the...
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Jacana

[genus] Jacana is the genus comprising the two jacanas of the Americas: the Northern Jacana, Jacana spinosa, and the Wattled Jacana, Jacana jacana. These birds are very similar to each other: about 22 cm (9 inches) long, with long necks and fairly long yellow bills. Adults are black and chestnut-brown, with pale yellow-green flight feathers...
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jaçana

jaçana (jukăn'u, jukän'u) , common name for members of the Jacanidae, a family of tropical and subtropical wading birds. Jaçanas, also called lily-trotters and lotus-birds, have long toes and toenails that enable them to walk delicately on floating vegetation as they sea...
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jacana

Wading bird with very long toes and claws enabling it to walk on the floating leaves of water plants. There are seven species. Jacanas are found in Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, South Asia, and Australia, usually in marshy areas. (Family Jacanidae, order Charadriiformes.) The Austra...
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Jaçanã

[district of São Paulo] Like Parelheiros, most of the area of this borough is rural, although in the southern areas there is an urban area. It contains the Cantareira Park, the largest native urban forest in the world. In 1870, the borough was known as Uroguapira because it was thought that there was gold (Portuguese ouro) in the area. As ...
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Jacana

The jacanas (sometimes referred to as Jesus birds or lily trotters) are a group of tropical waders in the family Jacanidae. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone. See Etymology below for pronunciation. Eight species of jacana are known from six genera. The fossil record of this family is restricted to a recent fossil of the wattled jac...
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jacana

long-toed tropical freshwater wading bird
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