Bronze-winged Jacana

Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus) is similar to a Common Moorhen, with metallic bronze back and wings. The bird is 29 cm long and has big spider like toes. The females are larger than the males.

The bird is mainly black but the inner wings are very dark brown and the tail is red. The yellow bill broadens up as a red coot-like head shield. Diet consists of insects, seeds and roots. Female lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest.

Updated on 12th July, 2005


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