PHEASANT-TAILED JACANA Hydrophasianus chirugus

Unfortunately I've never managed to photograph this species in the full breeding plumage which gives it the name, strikingly black and white with a yellow hindneck. Both sexes are similar, females slightly larger. Widespread in southern Asia, this was taken in Goa where it is a fairly common species, other populations are migratory, and move south, with a few reaching the southern part of the Arabian Peninsular.

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