Scientific Name:

Metopidius indicus

(Latham 1790 ‘Parra indica’)
Metopidius – Greek; metopidios on the forehead (metopon forehead, brow).
indicus – Latin; Indicus Indian.

Bronze-winged Jacana


Bronze-winged Jacana Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in Asia

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

Further Reading: The World’s Wattled Waders

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Charles J Sharpe; Koshy Koshy; Dave Curtis;Sunil Singhal.

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