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The bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus) belongs to the family Jacanidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Polyandry in bronze-winged jacana

The Metopidius indicus are territorial and sex-role reversed birds. They are polyandrous, the females mating with more than one male in the breeding season. Further the males carry out all family responsibilities like incubating the eggs and care of the precocial chicks. The female role is only mating with and providing clutches for each of its males.

In fact, the females compete with each other to have a harem of males and to hold territories. The female territories encompassed 1 to 4 male territories. The males compete for space and establish territories and defend them aggressively. The female territory is superimposed on male territories.

Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Metopidius indicus
Species:M. indicus
Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
1.Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
Photo by Francesco Veronesi

Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
2.Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
Photo by J.M.Garg

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3.Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
Photo by Srikaanth Sekar

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4.Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
Photo by Dr. Raju Kasambe

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5.Bronze-winged jacana - Metopidius indicus
Photo by Dr. Raju Kasambe

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6.Metopidius indicus Photo by Aalokmjoshi

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7.Metopidius indicus Photo by Lp25

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8.Metopidius indicus by Geethamukundan

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9.Metopidius indicus by Khokarahman

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10.Metopidius indicus by Karthik3335
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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 5/21/17
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Srikaanth Sekar | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 5/21/17
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Aalokmjoshi | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
7.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Lp25 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
8.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Geethamukundan | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
9.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Khokarahman | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
10.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Karthik3335 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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