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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 a year ago

Thanks again Sachin and Bo :-)

Bo Gilbert
Bo Gilbert a year ago

wow this is beautiful!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Lovely,,

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thank you Tom15 and EnvUnlimited!

EnvUnlimited
EnvUnlimited a year ago

Nice

Tom15
Tom15 a year ago

Fantastic!

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thanks Stian and Kerry :-)

KerryHawkins
KerryHawkins a year ago

What a beautiful bird Satyen

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler a year ago

Beautiful picture Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thank you Atul!

Atul
Atul a year ago

Awesome capture !

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thanks Alice!

Striking Bird! (Well-dressed)

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Thank you Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih a year ago

Beautiful..

India

Lat: 22.78, Long: 72.05

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

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