Actophilornis africanus

Family : Jacanidae



Actophilornis africanus, African jacana, Runner of the water lilies, Jacanidae

The African jacana (Actophilornis africanus) commonly called Runner of the water lilies, is one of the most common bird in the African swamps. It has long legs and very long and thin fingers that allow walking easily and without sinking on the floating vegetation. Its livery is quite impressive with very bold colours © Giuseppe Mazza


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