Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Jacanas :: Lesser Jacana

Lesser Jacana Microparra capensis

Described by: Smith, A. (1839)
Alternate common name(s): Smaller Jacana, Lesser African Jacana, Lesser Lily-trotter
Old scientific name(s): Metopidius capensis


near Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Jul 16, 2007 © Alan Manson 
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C. and e. Africa;
Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, s. Niger, ne. Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan and Ethiopia s. through e. Africa in ex. ne. and ce. Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, w. and s. Kenya, Tanzania w. across Zambia, Malawi, se. Zaire to c. and s. Angola then s. in c. Namibia, n. Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and e. South Africa (n. and c. Transvaal and e. Cape Province). Formerly in Natal.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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