Indian Jacana

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“Hydrophasianus chirurgus, the Indian Jacana, of most of the Indian Region, is Bronzy-brown above and purplish-black below, with no fleshy outgrowths, but a large sharp spur. The head is white in front, with an intervening black lateral stripe; the wings are mainly white, with curious filamentous appendages to the attenuated blackish outer primaries; the four median feathers of dark brown tail are enormously elongated and decurved. The winter and immature plumage is almost entirely bronzy-brown, with white under surface crossed by a black gorget; but the young have a rufous head.” A. H. Evans, 1900


Birds: J-L


Evans, A. H. Birds (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1900)


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