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
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RangeC. 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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