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Pheasant Tailed Jacana

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The Jacanas are a group of tropical waders which belong to the family Jacanidae.

The Pheasant tailed Jacana with the scientific name Hydrophasianus chirurgus is one of the Jacanas found in the Indian subcontinent.

These species belong to the monotypic genus Hydrophasianus. The quick classification of this pheasant-tailed Jacana is given below,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Jacanidae
Genus Hydrophasianus
 Species   Hydrophasianus chirurgus 

Physical Characteristics:

The length of these Pheasant tailed jacana including its tail is 39 to 58 fm (15 to 23 in). Length of these species' tail in its total length is 25 cm (9.8 in). The body mass of the male Pheasant tailed jacana is 113 to 135 g (4 to 4.8 oz). The body mass of the Female Pheasant tailed jacana is 205 to 260 g (7.2 to 9.2 oz). Female Pheasant tailed jacanas are comparatively larger when compared to male Pheasant tailed jacana. The outer most primaries of these species have a extension in a range of 2 cm and its seventh primary have a broad protrusion.

Adult Pheasant tailed jacana has brown upperparts during the breeding times. It has a black outermost primary fight feathers. The wings of this Pheasant tailed jacana is in black colour other than white wings. The under parts of this jacana is in white colour with a brown breast band. The neck of these species is in golden colour. The toes and legs of this bird are in grey colour. It has a striking eye stripe which is in white colour. The upperwing of this bird is in white colour with a black tip.

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