The Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) ranges from south Texas and north Mexico to west Panama. Its place is in ponds, marshes, flooded pastures, and riverbanks, near water lilies, water hyacinths, or grasses. Olders are 23 cm (9 inches) in height and 95 g in weight.
Head, neck, and breast are black. Body chestnut-maroon, and remiges pale yellow-green tipped with blackish. Cere pale blue-gray, and legs greenish. Bill and frontal plate bright yellow. Eats aquatic insects, small fishes and snails, or seeds.