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Non-breeding Plumage Photo by Alok Tewari Dist. Jhajjar, Haryana, India, November 2014
39â€“58 cm (15Â¼-22Â¾ in); tail in breeding season 14-23 cm. Females larger Breeding
Black overall plumage
White wings, head and foreneck
Grey legs and very long toes Non-breeding adult lacks the long tail. White underparts, except for a brown breast band and neck stripe. The side of the neck is golden.
Young birds have brown upperparts. The underparts are white, with a weak brown breast band.
Their call is a mewing me-onp and a nasal teeun.
In the following recording, can be heard four types of calls / song produced by a pair of Jacanas, feeding in the wetland and was dived and harassed by Red-wattled Lapwings and House Crows. Occasional calls by the latter two are also heard in the background.