African Jacana
Actophilornis africanus
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The African jacana's long toes allow it to walk on vegetation where it gleans insect larvae, crustaceans, sometimes small fish. The mating jacanas were photographed in Tarangire (4-12). It is widespread and common on freshwater lakes and ponds. The top photo was taken in Lake Manyara NP (10-15), courtesy of Michael Oates. The right lower bird is an immature (Ruaha, 8-13). Click the photo above to see fifteen enlargements including chicks, juveniles and immatures.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Paul Oliver, Per Holmen, Michael Oates

Last Update this page: 5-01-16