Jacanas are the water-striders of the bird world. Though they cannot walk on water, their exceedingly long slender toes, extended by long splint-like nails, allow them to walk on very flimsy floating vegetation
The family is Jacanidae
There are 8 species placed in 6 genera
So far I have photographed 6 different species.
To make it easier you can find the genus name combined with the species name (visible when displaying the photograph)
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African Jacana - Actophilornis africanus
Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus
Madagascar Jacana - Actophilornis albinucha
Northern Jacana - Jacana spinosa
Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Wattled Jacana - Jacana jacana