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Birds: AFRICAN JACANA

 
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African Jacana
           
 
 
"Grootlangtoon"    
The extremely long toes and the rich chestnut plumage characterize this bird. The bill and frontal shield are blue. Immatures are duller with a black eyestripe and white eyebrow. The long toes support it over floating vegetation. Often turns over leaves to look for food. One female mates with a number of males during the season, but each male incubates the eggs and raises his own chicks.
 
Habitat    

Freshwater areas.

 
Food    
Insects, other terrestrial invertebrates, crabs, snails, other aquatic invertebrates and seeds.