African Jacana

Walter Colvin

Showlow, United States

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3d art render of two African Jacana walking on giant lily pads.

Made with Bryce 7.0 Some post work with photoshop.

Bird model and lily pads by Ken Gilliland’s SongBird Remix, Jacanas


The African Jacana (Actophilornis africana) is a jacana. The jacanas are a group of waders in the family Jacanidae, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are 30cm long,but the females are larger than the males. They have chestnut upperparts with black wingtips,rear neck and eyestripe. The underparts are white,with a chestnut belly patch in adult birds. The blue bill extends up as a coot-like head shield,and the legs and very long toes are grey.

The African Jacana’s food is insects and other invertebrates picked from the floating vegetation or the water’s surface.

The African Jacana breeds throughout sub-Saharan Africa. It is sedentary apart from seasonal dispersion. It lays four black-marked brown eggs in a floating nest. The males, as in some other wader families like the phalaropes, take responsibility for incubation.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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