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african jacana

  1. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    Saw these in many places
  2. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    Quite common on all Wetlands
  3. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    Look at their long feet! It helps them forage on floating vegetation. These iconic birds are found around wetlands all across Sub-saharan Africa.
  4. African Jacana

    African Jacana

  5. African Jacana

    African Jacana

  6. One more of the jacana

    One more of the jacana

    Showing a bit of foot action
  7. Had to lean out the hide window for this one

    Had to lean out the hide window for this one

    I've been having a productive day at work today. Been a while since I've gotten any writing done, but now close to finishing a paper. Time to stop for today, post these 3 images (all of them lifers that day), then hike home, make dinner, and catch up browsing after that. Here's another shot of...
  8. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot

    Next day was bright and sunny, with clear, fresh-washed air. The most perfect photography day we had all trip :D We started out with a pre-breakfast excursion to the camp's water reservoir, then a walk around the shrubbery areas of the campground, then ... well, we'll get to the rest of the day...
  9. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    In the wetland outside the garden
  10. African Jacana

    African Jacana

  11. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    On the way down river to the rapids Elis spotted an African Jacana this was our first Wader Quest tick of the morning. http://www.waderquest.org/
  12. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    Very elegant. Unlike the Fats Waller song, her feets not too big.
  13. African Jacana

    African Jacana

  14. African jacana under Daddy's Wing

    African jacana under Daddy's Wing

    The male African jacana has evolved some remarkable adaptations for parental care, such as the ability to pick up and carry chicks underneath its wings. If you look closely at the picture you will see four pair of legs. These chicks are a little big to pickup but they can still hide under...
  15. African jacanas (Actophilornis africanus)

    African jacanas (Actophilornis africanus)

    African jacanas has evolved a highly unusually polyandrous mating system, meaning that one female mates with multiple males and the male alone cares for the chicks.
  16. African Jacana (immature)

    African Jacana (immature)

  17. African Jacana

    African Jacana

  18. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    Photographed from the info centre/hide in the Abuko Reserve.
  19. African Jacana in Flight

    African Jacana in Flight

  20. African jacana

    African jacana

    Lake Panic in Kruger NP is one of the few places where there is a hide in the park. Apparently some people have had really interesting mammal sightings from there, but with the exception of crocodiles we only saw birds. Very pleasant place.
  21. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    A close-up taken at Lake Panic hide, Kruger National Park.
  22. Bigfoot!

    Bigfoot!

    These birds are sometimes known as Lilytrotters. The large toes spread their weight allowing them to walk on floating vegetation. What is less well known is that like Dotterel and Phalaropes it is the males who tend to the young.
  23. African Jacana S AFR SER

    African Jacana S AFR SER

    This was one of two jacanas foraging atop the water lilies at a small "dam" at Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa.
  24. African Jacana

    African Jacana

    These birds are very common in the wetlands of Uganda
  25. Getting bogged down!

    Getting bogged down!

    Even this African Jacana was struggling with the thick glaur!
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