(Scopoli 1786 ‘Tringa Chirurgus’ [sic])
Hydrophasianus – Greek; hudro– water-; phasianos pheasant .
chirurgus – Latin; chirurgus surgeon derived from Greek; kheirourgos surgeon).
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Fact File
Distribution: Widespread in Asia
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Subspecies: None – Monotypic
Current conservation efforts
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