Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Pheasant‑tailed Jacana Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Family : Jacanidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Pheasant-tailed Jacana is a water bird with very long toes and a long tail in the breeding season (adult bird length approximately 31 cm, weight 145 g, wing 21 cm, bill 2.7 cm, tarsus 5.7 cm, tail 23.5 cm). The non-breeding bird is pale brown above. It has white underparts with a dark line down the side of neck, and a black to brown breast band. It feeds on seeds and shoots of aquatic plants, insects and other aquatic invertebrates. It breeds in May-September.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Viral Patel & Pankaj Maheria(www.xeno-canto.org/Viral Patel & Pankaj Maheria), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.