Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Jacana is one Linnæus' pseudo-Latin misspelling for the Brazilian Portuguese Jaçanã whose pronunciation is approximately .

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The Pheasant-tailed Jacana is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) is a jacana in the monotypic genus Hydrophasianus. Jacanas are a group of waders in the family Jacanidae that are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. The Pheasant-tailed Jacana is capable of swimming, although it usually walks on the vegetation. The females are more colourful than the males and are polyandrous. More

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana breeds in India, southeast Asia, and Indonesia. It is sedentary in much of its range, but northern breeders from south China and the Himalayas migrate into peninsular India and southeast Asia. It is also resident in Taiwan, where it is considered endangered. Description - In breeding plumage in Hyderabad, India. This is the only jacana to have a different breeding plumage. The Pheasant-tailed Jacana is a conspicuous and unmistakable bird. More

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana's food is insects and other invertebrates picked from the floating vegetation or the water's surface. Call / Song: Their call is a mewing me-onp and a nasal teeun Diet: It feeds on invertebrates (i.e., insects), frogs and fish. Feeding Adapted from Source: More

Pheasant-tailed Jacana in Hyderabad, India. Pheasant-tailed Jacana in Hyderabad, India. More

Aspects of the topic pheasant-tailed jacana are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * characteristics (in jacana (bird family)) ...(Irediparra gallinacea) of New Guinea and the eastern Australian coast; and the pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus), of India and the Philippines, a handsome black, yellow, and white bird that acquires... More

Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) and the other is the Bronze-winged Jacana (Metipidius indicus). Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus copyright Joanna Van Gruisen The Pheasant-tailed Jacana (ptj) is my favourite; in the breeding season the hind-neck becomes a stunning silky golden iridescence and the tail is arched and long. The females defend their areas quite aggressively with the help of the smaller male but it is the latter that mostly does the ‘nest’ selection and building. More

The Pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus), which belongs to the Jacanidae Family, has the nicknames, Bird of Water Chestnut, by their habitation in water chestnut farms, or Fairy of Pond, a description of their light and delicate figure which allows them to walk on the floating leaves of water chestnuts. More

The Pheasant-tailed jacana is about 52cm long and has very long toes and claws, which are useful for distributing the bird's body weight to allow it to walk on floating vegetation. The bird's summer plumage consists of a coffee-brown body; white head, neck, and wings; and a golden yellow nape bordered by black. More

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana is a large (39-58 cm, including a 25-35 cm tail), distinctive bird with a long tail and very long toes. In breeding plumage the body is blackish below, browner with a greenish tinge above, the wings are white and the long tail is black. The head, face and front half of the neck are white, and the hindneck is a shiny yellow-buff. More

The origin of the Pheasant-tailed Jacana Ecological Education Center was a sugarcane farmland of the Taiwan Sugar Corporation, but not a wetland. The natural habitat of the jacana, also where the conservation area used to be, was around the Calabash basin. However, it had to be relocated later due to the route by the railroad of Taiwan High Speed Rail. More

The Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) is a species of bird of the jacana family Jacanidae. It is found in India, southeast Asia, and Indonesia. It is resident in much of its range, but northern populations from south China and the Himalayas migrate into peninsular India and southeast Asia. It also resides in Taiwan, where it is also considered endangered. Its preferred habitat is shallow lakes with floating vegetation. This bird is an eye-catching and unique specimen. More

Pheasant-tailed Jacana at Sungei Buloh - Posted by BESG on 6 January 09, Tuesday Contributed by Mendis Tan & Lee Tiah Khee On 15th December 2008, Mendis Tan posted an image of the Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) taken at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, saying, “Sharing a bird that has not been seen at SBWR for a few years already. We think it is quite lost because this bird is a freshwater species. More

another is the pheasant-tailed jacana (水雉) of Guantian (官田) in Tainan County. Unlike the black-faced spoonbill, the pheasant-tailed jacana is not globally endangered. According to the recently published Guide To Threatened Birds of Taiwan, there are at least 25,000 - and perhaps as many as 100,000 - of the birds in India, Southeast Asia, and the southern part of the Chinese mainland. More

Adult Pheasant-tailed Jacana in non-breeding plumage Adult Pheasant-tailed Jacana in non-breeding plumage Adult Pheasant-tailed Jacana in non-breeding plumage Adult Pheasant-tailed Jacana in non-breeding plumage post a comment click on thumbnails for full image More

Pheasant-tailed Jacana on Christmas Eve Every year, there are thousands of migratory birds visit Pulau Burung, it is also known as the Mecca of migratory birds in Penang. The area has very unique bio diversified environment, it has a huge fresh water pond, river, mangrove coastal forest and peat swamp forest, which provides a wonderful and suitable living environment for the wild birds. More

Pheasant-tailed Jacana is a species that many visiting bird watchers ask me about. It is one of those colourful and strangely-shaped birds that capture people’s imagination and although it is fairly widespread in Thailand, found in the better quality freshwater wetlands, it is not a common species by any means and in order to see it birders usually need to visit one of its strongholds. More

pheasant-tailed jacana of the palace lakes in Peking. He found that the female is able to present her males with a full clutch of 4 eggs at intervals of 9-12 days. Each male is visited twice in succession giving a total of 6-8 clutches or 24-36 eggs in a year. The cocks were seen to approach the clutch with great care and carefully to preen, especially the breast feathers, so that they are quite dry and airy for the brood. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Jacanidae
Genus : Hydrophasianus
Species : chirurgus
Authority : (Scopoli, 1786)