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BRONZE WINGED JACANA

Bronze winged jacanas  ( ORMETOPIDIUS INDICUS)

JACANA OR THAMARAKKOZHI

Jacanas constitute a group of waders  in the family of Charadridace,wade means walk with an effort through something especially water or mud.they are long legged birds that feeds in shallow waters.they walks on the floating vegetation  such a way that we feel that they walk  on hard soil.legs and toes are usually grey in colour,the huge feet and claws help them to walk on floating vegetation.

JACANAS AND MOORE HEN
JACANAS AND MOORE HEN

sighted a  flock of bronze winged Jacanas   by the side of a folk of purple moor hen    at Thirunnavaya wet lands along the coast of Bharathappuzha on 22nd march 2012.

JACANAS TAKE OFF
JACANAS TAKE OFF

When they sensed an alarm the jacanas started to get panic at first, moorehens  remained alert but they didnt get frantic as the Jacanas Jacanas started to run scattered.When the moorhens confirmed that there was an intrusion ,they also started to fly.

FLIGHT OF JACANAS
FLIGHT OF JACANAS

The flight of Jacanas  is truely amazing.!

THAMARAKKOZHI
THAMARAKKOZHI AND JACANAS

The female birds are larger than the male birds.They have red coloured tail wings’the inner wings are dark brown.The most enchanting item is the white eye stripe,the upper part of the body is light brown among young birds,these coast birds re seen  along the banks during the months of January ,February and march and April.

THAMARAKKOZHI
THAMARAKKOZHI
JACANAS STARTED TO FLY
JACANAS STARTED TO FLY

Cages have t been spotted to have reported along the coast of Bharathapuzha.So jacanas can be taken as a domestic bird.

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