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Pheasant-tailed jacana

Pheasant-tailed jacana
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Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/240 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-12-20 3:12
Viewed: 791
Points: 8
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Pheasant-tailed jacana

The pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) is a jacana in the monotypic genus Hydrophasianus. Jacanas are a group of waders in the family Jacanidae that are identifiable by their wide feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. The pheasant-tailed jacana is capable of swimming, although it usually walks on the vegetation. The females are more colourful than the males and are polyandrous.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-12-20 4:32]

Hello Manaswi,
Attractive photo of these special jacanas. Beautiful contrasting colors in fine sharpness and taken from a very good POV.

great couple, TFS Ori

Seen your work after long time here, Manaswi.
Great image of these cute birds wading side by side.
Very attractive settings.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-12-21 17:46]

Hello Manaswi,
I have seen quite a few different species of jacana, but these are definitely the most exotic looking. Their long tails and unique body features set them apart in their own league. Love their beautiful markings and contrasting colors. Like most jacana they have extremely long toes which are very visible in this shot. Interesting and neat looking birds!!

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