LESSER JACANA Microparra capensis

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The smallest jacana, and also the hardest to observe, this bird in its own genus occurs widely throughout sub-Saharan Africa but, preferring dense swamps is often difficult to locate. Quite thinly distributed, but can be locally numerous in the right habitat. These photos were taken in the papyrus swamps of Uganda, where they occur along with African Jacana and the famous Shoebill.

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