Scientific name: Hydrophaisnus chirugus
IUCN status: Least concern
Their characteristic feature is elongated toe which gives them ability to walk them on floating vegetation in lakes which is their preferred habitat. In this species whole parental care done by male and males carry their chick inside their wings.
It is a resident breeder found in central and southern part of India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. It is generally sedentary but the species from China and Himalayas range migrate downward. They are also recorded from Taiwan, Qatar, Australia and southern Japan.
Skin with feathers