French: Jacana bronzé German: Hindublatthühnchen Spanish: Jacana bronceada
India through SE Asia to S China (Yunnan), S Sumatra and W Java; present all year round in SE Pakistan (Sind).
28–31 cm; male 147–202 g, female 226–354 g; wingspan 54 cm. Glossy, black plumage with back, scapulars and upperwing-coverts greenish, tail and vent rufous... read more
Gives shrill “seek-seek-seek” and short harsh grunts.
Floating and emergent vegetation, e.g. lotus (Nelumbium speciosum), lily (Limnanthemum... read more
Food and feeding
Reported to be chiefly vegetarian, but probably feeds extensively on insects, snails and other invertebrates. Food items taken from the... read more
Season during monsoons. e.g. late Jul to early Sept (sometimes from mid-May) in S India; Jun on Java. Polyandrous; males vigorously defend... read more
Sedentary, making local movements as necessary, in response to seasonal changes in water conditions... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Dependent on existence of wetlands, but apparently able to utilize some agricultural lands, e.g. wet grasslands, paddyfields.... read more
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