Pheasant-tailed jacana

Description
Jacanas are wading birds and have large, long toes which enable them to walk on floating vegetation. Females are larger than the males. During the breeding season they have long black tail feathers, rather like those of a pheasant. This bird was collected by Dr John Teschemaker.
Accession Loan No.
172/1995
Collection Class
Birds
Common Name
pheasant-tailed jacana
Simple Name
bird
Full Name
JACANIDAE: Hydrophasianus chirurgus (Scopoli): pheasant-tailed jacana
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Teschemaker, Dr John
Collection Country
India
Collection Area Region
South Asia
Collection Continent
Asia
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
JACANIDAE
Genus
Hydrophasianus
Species
chirurgus

    Tell Us What You Think

    Subject to approval, your name and blog comment will be made public. Any comment replies will also be public. Your email address will never be published. If you wish to contact us privately, please use the Contact form. Required fields are marked *