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These graceful birds are good divers and strong flyers. Squawking during flight, the African Jacana has a keen sense of sight and hearing and relies little on its sense of smell. The female bird is larger than the male although the colouring of the feathers is much the same between the sexes. Their impressive markings include chestnut brown feathers at their wings and yellow-orange breast feathers. These lovely birds are known as ‘lily walkers’ because their slender legs and toes give them the gracefulness to walk on the lily pads that blanket their wetlands. Due to their smaller size, the males are a lot more graceful than the females of the species.
Info source URL: https://www.sa-venues.com/wildlife/birds_african_jacana.php
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The photo was taken during September 2017 in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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