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African Jacana

Actophilornis africanus (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

African Jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) are waders in the family Jacanidae, identifiable by long toes and long claws that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. Jacanas are found worldwide within the tropical zone, and this species is found in sub-saharan Africa. For the origin and pronunciation of the name, see jacana. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Charadriiformes
Family:
  Jacanidae
Genus:
  Actophilornis

Scientific:
  Actophilornis africanus

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.709

Protonym:
  Parra africana

Avibase ID:
  D16D486D33F5C4C3

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D16D486D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176454

Geographic range:

  • Actophilornis africanus: Lakes, ponds and marshes of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
African Jacana
Czech:
ostnák africký
German:
Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen
Danish:
Afrikansk Bladhøne
Spanish:
Jacana Africana
Finnish:
afrikanjassana
French:
Jacana à poitrine dorée
Icelandic:
Liljujóki
Italian:
Jacana africana
Japanese:
afurikarenkaku
Japanese:
アフリカレンカク
Dutch:
Lelieloper
Norwegian:
Afrikabladhøne
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Afrikabladhøne
Polish:
dlugoszpon afrykanski
Portuguese:
Jacana-africana
Russian:
Африканская якана
Slovak:
jakana modročelá
Swedish:
afrikansk jaçana
Ukrainian:
Якана африканська
Chinese:
非洲雉鸻


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Jacana à poitrine dorée ( Actophilornis africanus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Jacana à poitrine dorée ( Actophilornis africana)
Clements 1st edition:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africana)
Clements 3rd edition:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africana)
Clements 4th edition:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 6th edition:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements, version 2015:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements, version 2016:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements, version 2017:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Clements, version 2018:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
eBird version 1.50:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
eBird version 1.52:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
eBird version 1.53:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africana)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africana)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africana)
James Lee Peters:
Actophilornis africana
James Lee Peters (original):
Actophilornis africana
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Actophilornis africana
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
African Jacana ( Actophilornis africanus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Actophilornis africanus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Actophilornis africanus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grootlangtoon
Catalan: Gallet africà, Jacana africà
Czech: Ostnák africký
Danish: Afrikansk Bladhøne
German: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, Zwergblatthühnchen
English: African Jacana, African Lily-trotter, Greater African Jacana, Jacana, Lesser Lily-trotter, Lilly-trotter, Lily-trotter, Smaller Jacana
English (IOC): African Jacana
English (Kenya): African Jacana
Spanish: Gallito de Agua Africano, Jacana Africana
Spanish (Spain): Jacana Africana
Spanish (HBW): African Jacana
Estonian: suur-lootoselind
Finnish: Afrikanjassana
French: Jacana à poitrine dorée, Jacana africain
Hungarian: afrikai levéljáró
Icelandic: Liljujóki
Italian: Jacana africana
Japanese: afurikarenkaku
Japanese: アフリカレンカク
Kwangali: Nkongoro
Scientific: Actophilornis africana, Actophilornis africanus, Atophilornis africana, Parra africana
Lithuanian: Afrikinė žakana
Dutch: Afrikaanse Jacana, Lelieloper, Lelie-loper
Norwegian Nynorsk: Afrikabladhøne
Norwegian: Afrikabladhøne, Blåpannebladhøne
Polish: dlugoszpon afrykanski, długoszpon afrykański
Portuguese: Jacana-africana, Jaçanã-africana
Portuguese (Portugal): Jaçaná
Russian: африканская якана
Northern Sami: Vithalsad jakana
Slovak: Jakana modročelá
Serbian: Afrička jakana
Swedish: Afrikansk jacana, afrikansk jaçana
Swahili: Sile-maua
Ukrainian: Якана африканська
Chinese: 非洲雉鸻
Chinese (Traditional): 長腳雉鴴
Zulu: iThandaluzibo

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