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 (zhä′sə-nä′) also ja·ca·na (-kə-)
Any of several tropical or subtropical shorebirds of the family Jacanidae, having long toes adapted for walking on floating vegetation. Also called lily-trotter.

[Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupí jaçanam, jaçanã, one that cries out.]


(ˌʒɑːsəˈnɑː; ˌdʒæ-)
(Animals) any bird of the family Jacanidae, of tropical and subtropical marshy regions, having long legs and very long toes that enable walking on floating plants: order Charadriiformes. Also called: lily-trotter
[C18: from Portuguese jaçanã, from Tupi-Guarani jasaná]
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In the recent Asian Water Birds Census conducted last month, DENR conservation experts deployed in the Candaba swamp and in Puerto Rivas wetland in Balanga City, Bataan, reported to have sighted 14,000 migratory birds, mostly belonging to the families of grebes, herons and egrets, rails, gallinules, coots, finfoot, jacanas, shorebirds-waders, gulls, terns, skimmers, kingfisher, sparrow and other water birds.
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Strangely enough when my thoughts return to the good old farm dam, catching "mellies" and the odd bass though may appear to be less dramatic and exciting, but, you know what, those sights of cormorants, kingfishers, Jacanas running across the lily pads, the croaking of the frogs, the fish eagle calling and the mud oozing up between my toes and splattering up on the back of my legs as I walk round the shoreline--that takes a lot of beating
We saw wedged-tailed eagles scouting for wallabies, bluewinged kookaburras perched on telegraph wires, and delicate jacanas pacing carefully across lily pad-choked waterways.
We saw wedgedtailed eagles scouting for wallabies, blue winged kookaburras perched on telegraph wires, and delicate jacanas pacing carefully across lilypadchoked waterways.
Pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of Synhimantus nasuta infection in African jacanas (Actophilornis africana).
The best adapted are the jacanas (Jacana) of subtropical areas in South America, Africa, and Asia, which possess exceptionally long toes to stabilize them and help spread out their weight; in temperate areas, moorhens (Gallinula chloropus), gallinules (Porphyrula), and crakes (Laterallus) are also capable of exploiting similar environments.
Choices by females often play the deciding role in mating behavior: Bronze-winged jacanas keep male harems and trade dalliances for childcare (SN: 3/6/99, p.