Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Pulau Ubin
30 Oct 2022

General details
Species Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Record ID 10345
Date 30 Oct 2022
Location Pulau Ubin
Count 1 individual
Age adult
Date added 30 Oct 2022

Record accepted.

Committee's view
Vote results Against: 3, For: 5
Wild: 5
Verdict Accepted / Wild (Verifiable)

References (see all)
References eBird

The bird itself was mostly white, had a fluttering flight and the typical move on the water lilly leaves. Its size was about a common coot, but with a much slender habitus. I made no detailed description, because I identified the bird immediately as a Pheasant-tailed Jacana, a species I watched some times before. I am not aware for other species, who could be misidentified as a Pheasant-tailed Jacana.
The bird came out if the vegetation at the ponds edges and landed at the water lilly leaves. Just a few seconds later, it was again hidden in dense vegetation. As I was not aware of its rarity in Singapore at this moment, I did not make any photos. But I have seen the species before and was immediately sure about the identification.


Bird Society of Singapore. (2022). Record 10345: Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from

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