Male northern jacana (Jacana spinosa) from Costa Rica
The global northern jacana population is estimated to be 500,000 to 5 million mature individuals.
This jacana species is distinguishable by the yellow wattle on its forehead and the yellowish-green flight feathers.
Northern jacana wandering amidst plants in Tortuguero national park, Costa Rica
Northern jacana emit “clustered note calls” with their young or mating pair. They will also make alarm calls when threatened.