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Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus   - Non-breeding
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Photographer : © Dora Zarzavatsaki
Location :Tainan County, Taiwan
Date : 20 December 2016
English synonyms:Waterpheasant, Water Pheasant
Bird Family :Jacanidae - Jacanas
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The presence of this fabulous bird in Tainan County is the result of a successful project run in close cooperation of government agencies with private funding, farmers, local communities and volunteers. At the end of the Ĺ90s fewer than 100 Pheasant-tailed Jacanas remained, as a result of habitat loss and pesticide use in agriculture. Thanks to this wetland protection project the population has increased to an estimated 600 birds. - DZ
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