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African jacana

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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 Malcolm Budden
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By Malcolm Budden

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Uploaded Jun 30, 2016. Captured Sep 27, 2014 14:57.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 400mm