Metopidius indicus   (Latham,  1790) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Jacanidae

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Description
Size: 28-31 cm

Adult: Sexes alike, female slightly larger. Bill greenish-yellow, tinged with red at base; frontal shield bluish-red; a broad superciliary streak from eye to nape of pure white; rest of head, neck and lower parts black with deep green sheen; back and wings metallic greenish-bronze; tail and under tail-coverts chestnut; vent and thigh-coverts dull brownish-black; legs and feet dull green. Juvenile: With short dull white supercilium, rufous-brown crown, terminal black band on rufous tail and whitish underbody.

Voice: Short, harsh grunt.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Bronze-winged Jacana (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Aquatic insects, molluscs
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 75.96) INDIA
• Kerala, Kol wetlands (Lat: 10.66) (Long: 76.18) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.66) (Long: 76.55) INDIA
• Kerala, Vembanad Lake (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 76.31) INDIA
• Orissa, Dhamra Port INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran S, Sathiyaselvam P and Panda S (2009) Bird atlas of Chilika Bombay Natural History Society 2-325pp Available at - NIO
  • Nameer, PO (2005) Wetlands and waterfowl conservation in kerala with special reference to Ramsar sites kerala environment congress 2005 Centre for environment and development 97-112 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Haryana Online Available at - http://www.haryana-online.com/
  • Dutta, SK (2007) Biodiversity assessment of Dhamra port site and surrounding areas, Orissa Greenpeace India 4-38 Available at - http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/content/india/press/reports/greenpeace-biodiversity.pdf
  • Srinivasulu, C (2004) Birds of kawal wildlife sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh , India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 101(1) 3-25 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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