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Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

FAMILY JACANIDAE
(JACANAS) 

Habitat: Shallow lakes with floating vegetation

Distribution: India, southeast Asia

Diet: Insects and other invertebrates picked from floating vegetation and water’s surface

Distinguishing features: Huge feet and claws, mainly black with bronze wings, striking white eyestripe 



19-Nov-2011
19-Nov-2011 Pheasant-tailed Jacana Pic: Deepa Mohan
Pic: Deepa Mohan

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