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African Jacana

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Actophilornis africanus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Jacanidae Family
23-32 cm Length
Wetlands, pools lakes, lilly pads. Below Between   Range:- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central, African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Rep. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mafia Island, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria,  Pemba Island, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa:- Eastern Cape,  Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest Province, Western Cape, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe. Habitat
4-5 black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest, incubation by male 23-27 days, fledging 40-70 days. Clutch
Aquatic insects, small fish, Food  
Female has many males who do all nesting duty. Habits
3053 - TSN: 176454 - Sub-species World Number
TSN: 176454 Status

AKA:- Afrikaans: Grootlangtoon
Czech: Ostnák africký
Danish: Afrikansk Bladhøne
German: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, Zwergblatthühnchen
English: African Jacana, African Lily-trotter, Greater African Jacana, Jacana, Lesser Lily-trotter, Lilly-trotter, Lily-trotter, Smaller Jacana
Spanish: Gallito de Agua Africano, Jacana Africana
Estonian: suur-lootoselind
Finnish: Afrikanjassana
French: Jacana à poitrine dorée, Jacana africain
Italian: Jacana africana
Japanese: afurikarenkaku
Japanese: アフリカレンカク
Kwangali: Nkongoro
Latin: Actophilornis africana, Actophilornis africanus, Atophilornis africana
Lithuanian: Afrikinė žakana
Dutch: Afrikaanse Jacana, Lelieloper, Lelie-loper
Norwegian: Afrikabladhøne, Blåpannebladhøne
Polish: dlugoszpon afrykanski, długoszpon afrykański
Portuguese: Jacana-africana
Russian: африканская якана
Northern Sami: Vithalsad jakana
Slovak: jakana modrocelá, Jakana modročelá
Swedish: Afrikansk jacana
Swahili: Sile-maua
Chinese: 非洲雉鸻
Zulu: iThandaluzibo
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