Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Jacanas :: Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Described by: Scopoli (1786)
Alternate common name(s): Chinese Water-pheasant
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Jun, 2004 © Dave Behrens  Bung Boraphet, Thailand - Jul, 2003 © Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua  Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir, India - Date unknown © Dr. Bakshi Jehangir  Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - May 24, 2008 © Jugal Tiwari 
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Se. Asia and the Philippines;
Two populations;
Pakistan and India n. in the Himalayas from Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh to s. China, Hainan Is. and Taiwan and s. to se. Asia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines (Calayan, Luzon, Mindoro and Mindanao).
Winters within breeding range to the Greater Sundas.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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