Jacanidae

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Jacanidae
Jaçanã.jpg
Wattled jacana (Jacana jacana)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Suborder: Thinocori
Family: Jacanidae
Genera

The bird family Jacanidae belongs to the order Charadriiformes, and consists of 6 genera. Members of the family are sometimes referred to simply as jacanas, even if they are not members of the genus of that name.[1] They are related to plovers and sandpipers.[2] The family consists of wading birds found in freshwater wetlands throughout the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the Americas, Africa, India, Asia, Madagascar, Pacifica and Australia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacana". San Diego Zoo. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Jacanidae". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018. 
  3. ^ Melissa Mayntz (April 4, 2017). "Jacanidae". The Spruce. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2018.