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Bronze-winged Jacana

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Breeding PlumagePhoto © by Alok TewariKeoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, July-2016
Breeding Plumage
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, July-2016
Metopidius indicus

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[edit] Identification

29cm (11½ in)

  • Black
  • Dark brown inner wings
  • Red tail
  • White eyestripe
  • Yellow bill extending into a shield
  • Long grey legs and toes
Non-breeding plumagePhoto © by Satie SharmaBharatpur, India, December 2005
Non-breeding plumage
Photo © by Satie Sharma
Bharatpur, India, December 2005

Juvenile

  • Brown upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Buff foreneck

[edit] Distribution

India to southwestern China, Southeast Asia, Sumatra and Java (Indonesia).

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lowland marshes and ponds with plenty of floating vegetation.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

ImmaturePhoto © by Alok TewariKeoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, July-2016
Immature
Photo © by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India, July-2016

A floating nest is built. The 4 black-marked brown eggs are incubated by the male.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes invertebrates, insects, roots and seeds.

[edit] Vocalisation

A bird difficult to record in vast open wetlands covered with grass.


Listen in an external program
Recording by Alok Tewari
Bharatpur Keoladeo National Park, India, July-2015.

Listen in an external program
Recording by Alok Tewari
Bharatpur Keoladeo National Park, India, July-2015.
Two individuals calling in succession. Recorded during breeding season.

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

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