Scientific Name:

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

(Scopoli 1786 ‘Tringa Chirurgus’ [sic])
Hydrophasianus – Greek; hudro– water-; phasianos pheasant .
chirurgus – Latin; chirurgus surgeon derived from Greek; kheirourgos surgeon).

Pheasant-tailed Jacana


Pheasant-tailed Jacana Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in Asia

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers:

CCCA (Changhua Coast Conservation Action); Gaurika Wijeratne; J.M.Garg; Werner Witte 

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