African Jacana

The African jacana (Actophilornis flavirostris), also called a lily trotter, is very common in central Africa, from west cost to east. Its habitat is generally that of wetlands and waterways, mostly round the margins of stagnant pools or dams, and it has adapted to walking over floating vegetation with its long toes and claws. Here, this bird is in the shallow pecking at a water hyacinth bulb. They feed on small insects and water borne plant seeds
(Canon 7D; f/5.6; 1/200sec; ISO-200; 400mm)

Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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