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Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Description:

The only jacana to have a different breeding plumage, the Pheasant-tailed Jacana is a conspicuous and unmistakable bird. Breeding adults are mainly black other than white wings, head, and fore neck. The hind neck is golden. There is a striking white eyestripe. The legs and very long toes are grey. Non-breeding adults lack the long tail. The underparts are white 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.

Habitat:

Seen at Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary.


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15 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 months ago

Thanks again Sachin and Bo :-)

Bo Gilbert
Bo Gilbert 11 months ago

wow this is beautiful!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 months ago

Lovely,,

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 months ago

Thank you Tom15 and EnvUnlimited!

EnvUnlimited
EnvUnlimited 11 months ago

Nice

Tom15
Tom15 11 months ago

Fantastic!

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 months ago

Thanks Stian and Kerry :-)

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins 11 months ago

What a beautiful bird Satyen

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 11 months ago

Beautiful picture Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 months ago

Thank you Atul!

Atul
Atul 11 months ago

Awesome capture !

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 months ago

Thanks Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 months ago

Striking Bird! (Well-dressed)

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 months ago

Thank you Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 months ago

Beautiful..

India

Lat: 22.78, Long: 72.05

Spotted on Apr 30, 2013
Submitted on May 3, 2013

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