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Jacana

 
Jacana "Jac"a*na`", n. [Cf. Sp. jacania.] (Zo["o]l.) Any of several wading birds belonging to the genus and several allied genera, all of which have spurs on the wings. They are able to run about over floating water weeds by means of their very long, spreading toes. Called also .
Note: The most common South American species is . The East Indian or pheasant jacana () is remarkable for having four very long, curved, middle tail feathers.
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