Pheasant-tailed Jacana – Natural Bird Sound

Pheasant-tailed Jacana – Natural Bird Sound

The pheasant-tailed jacana is a jacana in the monotypic genus Hydrophasianus.

Like all other jacanas, they have elongated toes and nails that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat.

They may also swim or wade in water reaching their body while foraging mainly for invertebrate prey.

Females are larger than males and are polyandrous, laying several clutches that are raised by different males in their harem.

They are found in tropical Asia from Yemen in the west to the Philippines in the east and move seasonally in parts of their range. They are the only jacanas that migrate long distances and have different non-breeding and breeding plumages.

Video Source: 水雉(菱角鳥)/Pheasant-tailed Jacana from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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