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African Jacana

African Jacana
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-25
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-15 2:50
Viewed: 2688
Points: 8
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This is from Chobe National Park.

African Jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) 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.

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.

African Jacanas feed on insects and other invertebrates picked from the floating vegetation or the surface of the water.

African Jacanas breed throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It is sedentary apart from seasonal dispersion. It lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest.

Source: Wikipedia

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Nicely captured with perfect light condition, a sharp focus and nice natural colors.


hallo Sujoy
very good picture with nice details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-15 11:36]

Hi Sujoy,
Very good shot in nice colours.
Perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Sujoy. Impressive details of the coloured ploumage. Perfct DOF. well done.


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