Lesser Jacana

Microparra capensis

This species is much smaller than the african jacana and can be distinguished by its white underparts, white eyebrow and white trailing edge (in flight).

We first saw this special, rail-like wader in July 2013 while on a boat ride on the Okavango River in northern Namibia.


Lesser Jacana / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia / 22 July 2012 Lesser Jacana / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia / 22 July 2012 Lesser Jacana / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia / 22 July 2012 Lesser Jacana / Ockavango River, Shamvura, Northern Namibia / 22 July 2012
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