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jaçana

(jəkăn`ə, jəkän`ə), 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 search for insects and mollusks. Like certain of the related plovers, jaçanas have defensive spurs on the angles of their wings. The American jaçana (10 in./25 cm long), Jacana spinosa, is cinnamon red with striking yellow-green wing patches. The female jaçana is slightly larger than the male, but has similar coloration. It lays about 4 eggs per clutch, which is incubated by the male for three to four weeks. Jaçanas are excellent swimmers and divers and build their nests to float on water. They are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Charadriiformes, family Jacanidae.
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Following the drilling of the Jacana 8 appraisal well in the first quarter of 2017 to test a channel sand in the Mirador formation, which had not previously produced oil in the Jacana oil field, a test conducted with an electric submersible pump resulted in a production rate of approximately 1,850 bopd of 24.
Oil and gas company GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) said on Monday that it has received strong test results from the Jacana five appraisal well in a total depth of 11,467 feet in the Jacana oil field in the Llanos 34 Block in Colombia, with a 45% working interest.
Having walked almost 10km, we stop to rest on a fallen tree trunk at a lagoon populated by Egyptian geese and African jacanas.
Other vagrant or irregular spring migrants that have recently been recorded at the Rawal Lake include greater sand plover Charadrius leschenaultii; black stork Ciconia nigra; greater painted snipe Rostratula benghalensis; Pheasant- tailed jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus (up to 5 at a time
This book is fun to read again and again, and is suitable for 3-6 year olds who love the ridiculous, or anyone who is considering taking a jacana to the shoe shop.
DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi offers four dining options, with the Piccione A La Carte restaurant, serving authentic Italian cuisine; the rooftop restaurant serving local sea food catches with incredible views across the bay; Jacana Sushi Bar for poolside cuisine; and the Linnet Patisserie offering pastries, cakes, traditional tea and Turkish coffee.
I initially worked for a small charity in Mozambique called Jacana, before joining Trade Aid's project at Mikindani, a small village in Tanzania 500 miles south of Dares-Salaam [the country's largest city], as the volunteer head of finance.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana and Cretzschmar's Bunting have been added to the UAE Bird List during 2013, for example, while, as noted above, despite extensive studies over the last few years, there are still new Odonata being found.
T he jacana is a small bird that appears to be able to do the miraculous - walk on water.
The coastal khawrs are home to water birds and migratory birds like Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Lesser flamingo, African Spoonbill, Long-toed Stint, Herons, Pintail Snipes, Baillon's Crakes and Pale Rock Sparrows.