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The African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus Is should acually call it Big foot those feet are really enormous :) Actophilornis africanus,African jacanas,Aves,Birds,Charadriiformes,Chordata,Ethiopia,Geotagged,Jacanidae,Lake Langano Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus

Is should acually call it Big foot those feet are really enormous :)

    comments (6)

  1. Great shot. We have one Jacana in Australia we call the Jesus bird because we reckon it can walk on water. Posted 6 years ago
    1. That's a very true name :)
      Thanks for your comment!
      Posted 6 years ago
  2. wow! i cannot believe the size of toes & claws! it looks somewhat eerie! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Haha, I have the same thoughts :)
      Thanks again!
      Posted 6 years ago
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    Walking on water isn’t that difficult. You just need the right feet for the job! African jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) have very long toes, which measure up to 7 cm (2.75 in)! Their fancy phalanges enable them to walk easily on floating plants by better distributing their weight. {Spotted by Wendy in Ethiopia} #Africanjacana #Actophilornisafricanus

    Posted 9 days ago
  4. These feet could not be missed when featuring this body part! And is a very beautiful bird also :-) Posted 9 days ago

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African jacanas are waders in the family Jacanidae, identifiable by long toes and long claws that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. Jacanas are found worldwide within the tropical zone, and this species is found in sub-saharan Africa.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Wendy
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Uploaded Jul 27, 2014. Captured in 6, Abidjatta-Shalla National Park, Ethiopia.