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African jacana

Actophilornis africanus

Description:

African Jacanas are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are about 30 cm long, but females are larger than males. They have chestnut upperparts with black wingtips, rear neck, and eyestripe. The underparts are also chestnut in the adults, only in juveniles they are white with a chestnut belly patch. The blue bill extends up as a coot-like head shield, and the legs and long toes are grey.

Notes:

Dinokeng Game Reserve

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Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 30, 2013

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