Bronze-winged jacana

Bronze-winged jacanas have long legs, and elongated toes and claws that spread their weight over a large area and allow them to inhabit floating and emergent aquatic vegetation in freshwater wetlands.

Bronze-winged jacana

Did you know? Bronze-winged jacanas have highly developed sex-role reversal and polyandry!

Jacanas show more extreme reversed sexual size dimorphism than any other group of birds or mammals. Males carry out all incubation and nearly all care (e.g. brooding and guarding) of the precocial chicks (precocial chicks: hatched in an advanced stage and able to walk and feed almost immediately). Females simultaneously defend the exclusive territories of several males, mating and providing clutches for each of them.