The bronze-winged jacana is a jacana. It is the only member of the genus ''Metopidius''. The jacanas are a group of waders in the family Charadriidae, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone. For the origin and pronunciation of the name, see Jacana.
The bronze-winged jacana breeds in India and southeast Asia. It is sedentary.. more