Lesser jacana

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Lesser jacana
Microparra capensis -near Kwara Camp, North-West District, Botswana-8.jpg
In North-West District, Botswana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Jacanidae
Genus: Microparra
Cabanis, 1877
Species: M. capensis
Binomial name
Microparra capensis
(Smith, 1839)

The lesser jacana (Microparra capensis) is a species of bird in the Jacanidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Microparra.[citation needed]

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

For the origin and pronunciation of the name, see Jacana.

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