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Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha)

Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha)

Madagascar Jacana (Actophilornis albinucha)

Class: Aves
Family: Jacanidae
Common Name: Madagascar Jacana
Genus: Actophilornis
Species Name: albinucha

About The Madagascar Jacana

Actophilornis albinucha is endemic to Madagascar. It has been described as common or abundant in western and northern Madagascar, but is rare in the east of the island (Langrand 1990, Morris and Hawkins 1998). It has been noted that the species is becoming less frequently observed in suitable habitat (P. Morris in litt. 2010, L.-A. Rn de Roland in litt. 2012), probably indicating that a decline has occurred. This apparent decline is suspected to be on-going, on the basis of continued habitat loss and modification, as well as hunting pressure (del Hoyo et al. 1996, P. Morris in litt. 2010, L.-A. Rn de Roland in litt. 2012, G. Young in litt. 2012).

Rights Holder: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Bibliographic Citation: BirdLife International 2015. Actophilornis albinucha. In: IUCN 2014 . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1 . <www.iucnredlist.org>

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