Bird of the week
The pheasant-tailed jacanas are identifiable by their wide feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes. The pheasant-tailed jacana is capable of swimming. The females are more colorful than the males. It is around 40–56 cm in length. Body mass is 115–135 g in males and 205–260 g the larger females. White wings, head, and fore neck can be seen. The hind neck is golden. There is a striking white eye stripe. The legs and very long toes are grey.