from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Chinese jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus. See cut under Hydrophasianus.
- n. The pintail or a congeneric duck, having a long tail. See pheasant , and cut under Dafila.
- n. The goosander, Mergus merganser; also, the hooded merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus.
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The eggs of the water-pheasant are in shape like pegtops without the peg.
Two species of jacana occur in India: the bronze-winged (_Motopus indicus_) and the pheasant-tailed jacana or the water-pheasant
The nest of the bronze-winged species is usually larger and more massive than that of the water-pheasant.
Foremost among the waterfowl for beauty is the water-pheasant.