Bronze-winged Jacana


The Bronze-winged Jacana (Scientific name: Metopidius indicus) is found in south and east Asia within the tropical zone. It is a wader in the family Jacanidae. They are mainly black, although the inner wings are very dark brown and the tail is red. There is a striking white eye-stripe. The yellow bill extends up as a red coot-like frontal shield, and the legs and very long toes are grey. Young birds have brown upperparts. Their underparts are white, with a buff fore neck. (Wiki) This immature bird was clicked in the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanic Gardens, Kolkata in Jan/2018.

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