Jacana African (Actophilornis africanus) adult & juvenile – Ethiopia

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Jacana African (Actophilornis africanus) adult & juvenile – Ethiopia

The main reason for this picture is the small raft made of papyrus used by the fisherman but with the Jacanas.  It reminded me of  Thor Hyderdhal who is notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, in which he sailed 8,000 km (5,000 mi) across the Pacific Ocean in a hand-built raft of papyrus from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. The expedition was designed to demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, creating contacts between separate cultures.  I was in Primary School in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) when Thor came and gave a lecture and showed his 16mm cine film of his expedition circa 1956 at the school hall in Kitwe.

  • Species:African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
  • Bird Type:Adult & Juvenile
  • FamilyJacana (Jacanidae)
  • Date Taken20141202
  • Location:Awassa Wetland
  • Area:Awassa
  • Country:Ethiopia
  • Region:All Africa South of Sahara
Photo File Ref: BOA15204e Jacana African (juv) 1 Awassa Ethiopia Dec14 PH1_0956
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