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Jacanidae - Charadriiformes

Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Charadriiformes      Family: Jacanidae
 

Anseriformes
Apodiformes
Bucerotiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Charadriiformes
Ciconiiformes
Columbiformes
Coraciiformes
Cuculiformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gaviiformes
Gruiformes
Passeriformes
Pelecaniformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Piciformes
Podicipediformes
Procellariiformes
Psittaciformes
Pteroclidiformes
Strigiformes
Trogoniformes
Turniciformes
Upupiformes

Jacanas are tropical waders identified by their big feet which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes. They have sharp bills and rounded wings, and many species have wattles on their foreheads. The food of Jacanas consists of insects and invertebrates picked from the water's surface.


Pheasant-tailed Jacana  Hydrophasianus chirurgus - widespread resident
Bronze-winged Jacana  Metopidius indicus - widespread resident


Charadriiformes families
Burhinidae
Charadriidae
Glareolidae
Jacanidae
Laridae
Rostratulidae
Scolopacidae

Sariska Reserve
Haryana Birds
Birds of India
Harike Wetland
Ladakh Urial
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