132. Metopidius indicus

132. Metopidius indicus.

THE BRONZED-WING JACANA.

Dal-pipi, Bengal; Kattoi, Purneah.

Male 10". Female 12". Legs green. Mid toe and claw 3-6". Bill yellow. Erontal shield large. Head, neck, breast, and wing-lining black, glossed green. Back, rump, upper tail-coverts, tail, and under tail-coverts chestnut. India, Burma, Siam, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, and Celebes. Wanting in Ceylon and Kashmir. Four eggs (1.47 x 1.03), glossy buff, with dark brown lines. (J. 900. B. 1428.)

Also the genus Phyllopezus. With frontal shield very small, and wing-spur nearly obsolete. Two species— P. africanus, 10", mid toe and claw 3 1/2", from Africa; and P. albinucha, 10 1/2", mid toe and claw 3.3", from Madagascar.

Also the genus Hydralector. With frontal lappet and erect central crest. Two species— H. gallinaceus, 9", mid toe and claw 3.6", from Australia, Celebes, and S. Borneo; and H. novae-guineae, 7.8", mid toe and claw 3.1", from New Guinea.

Also the genus Jacand. With single median indentation in frontal lappet, and pendent lappets at angles of mouth. Wing-spur very sharp. Three species— J. jacand, 7.8", mid toe and claw 2.9", from S. America; J. melanopygia, 8 1/2", mid toe and claw 2.9", from C. and S. America; and J. nigra, 7 1/2", mid toe and claw 2.9", from C. and S. America.

Also the genus Asarcia. With double indentation in frontal lappet, and no mouth lappets Wing-spur long and sharp. One species—A. variabilis, 7 1/2", mid toe and claw 2.8", from Texas, O. America, Cuba, etc.

Also the genus Microparra. With forehead feathered. One species— M. capensis, 6", mid toe and claw 2.1", from S. Africa.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
132. Metopidius indicus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
132
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
152
Common name: 
Bronzed Wing Jacana
M_ID: 
4152
M_CN: 
Bronze-winged Jacana
M_SN: 
Metopidius indicus
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12865

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