Madagascar Jacana Actophilornis albinucha
Common Sandpiper, Lake Ziway, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

Lac Ravelobe, Mahajanga, Madagascar
November 2016

The Madagascar Jacana is distributed in west and north-west Madagascar where it is found on freshwater ponds, lakes and marshes and it is particularly associated with water lilies. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

This photo is of a juvenile. The neck colouring of the adult is reversed, i.e. the throat is black and the hind neck is white.

It is classified as Near Threatened because of the declining population as its habitat disappears. Hunting is also a factor.

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