This record was submitted by Jan-Uwe Schmidt on 30 Oct 2022. All user submissions will be reviewed by the Records Committee. Entries listed here may be edited for brevity and clarity while the original record is left unchanged.
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Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
|Date||30 Oct 2022|
|Date added||30 Oct 2022|
|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.|