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  Bronze-winged Jacana

 

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An adult Bronze-winged Jacana peeking in the distance from behind some water hyacinths (fig.).

 

It has a green-glossed black head, neck and underparts, and a purplish-glossed lower hindneck. The wing coverts to lower mantle are are bronze-olive, and the back to upper-tail are chestnut-maroon.

 

  Bronze-winged Jacana

 

  Bronze-winged Jacana

 

It has a distinctive white supercilium, a yellow bill and yellow legs.

 

  Bronze-winged Jacana

 

This adult, spotted in a puddle in southern Nepal, is accompanied by two immature birds, which have white underparts, brown upperparts, and a buff throat (fig.). See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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