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Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): South American Jacana
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Machu Picchu, Peru - Date unknown © Tim Boucher  Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago - Feb, 2006 © Kent Nickell  Trinidad and Tobago - Jan, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset  Aguas de São Pedro, São Paulo, Brazil - Aug, 2004 © Arthur Grosset 
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Nw. South America. Ex. s. Central America and Tropical South America e. of the Andes;
Two populations;
(1) Wc. Panama (Veraguas, Lake Gatun) and n. Colombia (Magdalena Valley).
(2) W. Colombia (Cauca Valley) to w. Venezuela (Lake Maracaibo).
(3) N. and c. Venezuela.
(4) Se. Colombia e. through s. Venezuela to Trinidad, Guyana, Surinam, Guiana s. through most of Brazil (Bahia, Chapada Diamantina), e. Bolivia, Uruguay and n. Argentina s. to San Luis, Cordoba, Santa Fe and n. Buenos Aires.
(5) Lowlands of w. Ecuador and nw. Peru.
(6) Ne. Peru (lower Rio Ucayali) and adjacent nw. Brazil in the upper Amazon region.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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