woensdag 7 mei 2014

Species Spotlight: Pheasant-tailed Jacana

The bird in this Species Spotlight wasn't really selected at random. I came across its generic name (Hydrophasianus) during my work. It means "water pheasant", so I was curious to see what this birds looks like. And it turns out to be a beauty!

So, here is the Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)!

As you can derive from its name, this bird belongs to the Jacana-family. These waterbirds are quite special because of their breeding system, in which a female has multiple males (polyandry).

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