Pheasant-tailed jacana

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
South Asia
Collector Excavator
Teschemaker, Dr John
Common Name
pheasant-tailed jacana
Simple Name

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JACANIDAE: Hydrophasianus chirurgus (Scopoli):  pheasant-tailed jacana