Bronze-winged jacana, Photo: Shovon Ahmaduzzaman
জল পিপি/দল পিপি
Metopidius indicus (Latham, 1790)
|রাজ্য / Kingdom:||Animalia|
|বর্গ / Order:||Charadriiformes|
|পরিবার / Family:||Jacanidae|
|গন / Genus:||Metopidius|
|প্রজাতি / Species:||M. indicus|
- Kawsar Mostafa
- Masud Mushfiq Zaman
- Shovon Ahmaduzzaman
- Maroof Rana
- Asif Ishtiaque
- Ikbal H. Babu
- Sadat Amin Khan
Bronze-winged jacana belongs to the family Jacanidae. It’s a wader having glossy black head, neck and breast. It has metallic greenish bronze back and wings. Its tail is chestnut-red stub. There is a broad white stripe behind the eye to nape. It has huge feet and elongated spider-like toes. It enables the bird to walk easily on floating vegetation in shallow lakes.
Found all over the Southeast Asia as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar etc.
Length: 28-31 cm.
Weight: 147-202 g (male)
226-354 g (female)
Wingspan: 54 cm.
Call: A short harsh grunt, also a seek-eek-seek shrill. During breeding season becomes noisy.
Food: Seed, root of aquatic plant and also insects and molluscs.
Nesting: June-September is the breeding season. Nest is a skimpy pad of twisted weed-stems on floating leaves which is often partially submerged. Egg is usually 4 in number glossy and bronze-brown with an irregular network of blackish scrawls.
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