BREEDING BEHAVIOR AND FOOD HABITS OF THE WATTLED JACANA

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) Science Article 2

abstract

Little is known about the biology of the Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana), whereas the Northern Jacana (Jacana qinosa), has been studied in detail (Jenni 1974, Jenni and Collier 1972, Jenni et al. 1974). The Wattled Jacana inhabits fresh-water marshes from Panama and Colombia south to Bolivia, Argentina and Uruguay (Meyer de Schauensee 1966). Because of the recent interest in polyandrous mating systems (Orians 1969, Hays 1972, Oring and Knudson 1972, Jenni 1974), and because the Wattled Jacana is believed to be polyandrous ( ffrench 1973), we investigated its breeding behavior and feeding ecology*

DAVID R. OSBORNE AND GODFREY R. BOURNE, The Condor 79:98-105, 1977

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