BRONZE-WINGED JACANA Metopidius indicus


One of the Asian representatives of the family, this bird has an iridescence to its plumage which gives it the name. Often found together with Pheasant-tailed Jacana, the young of this species strangely bears a slight superficial resemblance to the eclipse plumage of the other, although lacking the breast-band. Mainly sedentary with some post-breeding dispersal, it is found throughout India and much of SE Asia, but absent from Sri Lanka. The right-hand shot shows a juvenile.


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