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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bronze winged Jacana (Manipuri Name - Thamnachenbi )

The Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus) is a jacana. It is the only member of the genusMetopidius. The jacanas are a group of waders in the family Charadriidae, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat.
The Bronze-winged Jacana breeds in India and southeast Asia. It is sedentary apart from seasonal dispersion. It lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest. The males, as in some other wader families like the phalaropes, take responsibility for incubation.
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