Photographer's Note

The Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus) is a jacana. It is the only member of the genus Metopidius. The Bronze-winged Jacana breeds in India and southeast Asia. It is sedentary apart from seasonal dispersion. It lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest. The males, as in some other wader families like the phalaropes, take responsibility for incubation.Measurements (from Rasmussen and Anderton, 2005) Length 280310 mm

Wing 150197 mm (males 150-180mm, females 167187 mm)

Bill from tip to top of frontal shield 3446 mm (adults) 32-38 (juveniles)

Tarsus 6176 mm

Tail 4052 mm

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  • Copyright: Partha Roy (partharoy1779) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (64)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-01-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 20:13
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