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Madagascar Jacana

Actophilornis albinucha

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Identification

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Distinctive shape that is typical of jacanas, including enormous feet. Most adults have white on the back of the head and neck, though some are completely dark-headed. Juvenile shows a stripe through the eye. Uncommon at low elevations in western and northern Madagascar, in a variety of thickly vegetated wetlands, especially those with water lilies. Call is a quiet series of “trrr” notes. Distinctive, as this is the only jacana in its range. 

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