Wednesday, 19 February 2014

African Jacana

African Jacana Actophilornis africanus
Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
13 January 2014

    There is something inherently appealing about jacanas as they teeter around lily pads on their outrageous feet, often lifting their wings to stabilize their balance. I never tire of seeing them and this juvenile African Jacana was photographed at the edge of Lake Awassa. Adults were there also; unfortunately none within camera range.



5 comments:

  1. They are interesting birds, and this species seems to fit the pattern. We have Comb-crested in Australia, and I've just seen Wattled in Costa Rica, so it's good to see an African one.

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    1. I have seen five species of jacana, all very appealing.

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  2. Maybe not so close as you wished, but the pictures are gorgeous. Beautiful colors. Greetings, Joke

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  3. I've never seen this bird. Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings

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  4. They are gorgeous!
    I was always on the look for them at water holes!

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