The Bronze-winged Jacana breeds in India and southeast Asia. It is sedentary apart from seasonal dispersion. It lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest. The males take responsibility for incubation.
These are unmistakable birds. They are 30 cm long and females are larger than males. They are mainly black, inner wings are dark brown and tail is red. There is a striking white eye-stripe. The yellow bill extends up as a red coot-like head shield, and the legs and very long toes are grey. Young birds have brown upper-parts. Their underparts are white, with a buff fore-neck.