Lesser Jacana (Microparra capensis) - HBW 3, p. 289
French: Jacana nain
Spanish: Jacana Chica
Other common names: Lesser African Jacana, Lesser Lily-trotter
Taxonomy: Parra capensis A. Smith, 1839, Algoa Bay, South Africa.
Genus occasionally lumped with Actophilornis and Irediparra in Metopidius, but this proposal not widely accepted. Species considered to represent a neotenic form of Actophilornis africanus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mali to Sudan and Ethiopia, then S through Uganda and Kenya to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and E South Africa, extending W to E Angola and E Namibia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
searching food and later flying away Locality Lake Bisina, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 7 October 2010 4 years ago 28 sec 4.5
one bird walking over the water lily Locality Lake Bisina, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 7 October 2010 4 years ago 42 sec 4.2
walking on lilies Locality Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana
Volkert van der Willigen 1 February 2005 5 years ago 23 sec 3.2
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Adult bird foraging amongst water lilies
Locality Culley's Dam, Port Edward, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Stan Culley 1 September 2015 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 5
Adult feeding amongst water lilies
Locality Culley's Dam, Port Edward, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Stan Culley 1 September 2015 1 week ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.8
single bird walking on water lily leafs
Locality Lake Chilwa, Southern Region, Malawi
Roland Bischoff 1 November 2007 5 years ago 4.4
Adult walking on water
Locality Kavango River, Shamvura Camp, Kavango Region, Namibia
ian wood 21 March 2013 39 weeks ago 4
An adult trotting across lily pads.
Locality Lake Bisina, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 4 February 2014 1 year ago 4
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 16 April 2013 2 years ago 3.9
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