The Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) ranges from Costa Rica and west Panama to east Peru and north Argentina. Lives in humid places like riverbanks, streams and marshes. Its sise is of 23 cm (9 inches) in height and 95 g in weight.
Head, neck, body and tail entirely black, more or less glossed with purplish. Wattles and base of bill crimson to magenta, and rest of bill yellow-orange. Legs grayish. Feeds on small aquatic animals and insects.