Observations in the Family: Rallidae

Common Name: Coots or Crakes or Gallinules or Moorhens or Rails or Riethane, Waterhoenders, Vleikuikens, Ens.

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Black Crake eating waterlily flower

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th May 2016
Added: 19th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Buff-spotted Flufftail (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 18th April 2016
Added: 19th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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My first pic ever of a BS Flufftail, and it has to be 1 caught by a darn domestic cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Common Moorhen Eating Blue Waterlily

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 31st December 2011
Added: 12th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Two bird, one subadult, one adult, feeling on bud after it was open by Yellowbill Ducks. They chased the ducks off despite being smaller.

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Padding

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st May 2016
Added: 11th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Fulica cristata

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 10th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Long Toe Show

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th May 2016
Added: 10th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Immature

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Pad for plates

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Very amusing watching them skip from one leaf to the next just before itsinks. Feeding on aphids and/or snails?

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Moorhen

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Coot

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Lily user

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Skulker

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Albino

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Location: Goukama Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th February 2012
Added: 4th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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An albino Coot observed a while back while fishing on Groenvlei.

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Common Moorhen

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Location: Rietvlei Nature Reserve
Observed: 7th September 2015
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Moorhen

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Location: Botanic Garden, Pretoria
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Redknob Coot (D-Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Darlington Dam
Observed: 16th March 2016
Added: 26th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Redknob Coot (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 25th February 2016
Added: 18th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common Moorhen (KarNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Karoo National Park
Observed: 25th February 2016
Added: 18th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Partially albinistic black crake

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Location: Pienaarsrivier, Buffelsdrift
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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African Swamphen

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Location: Kamberg NR
Observed: 16th April 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Redknob Coot (CNP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Camdeboo National Park - Dam side
Observed: 23rd February 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Redknob Coot

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By: Nigel Forshaw
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Location: Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 15th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Knobless coot

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Location: WCNP, Abrahamskraal WH
Observed: 6th April 2016
Added: 12th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Immature

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Bleshoender

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Location: Roodeplaatdam
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
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Pretoria National Botanical Garden - Moorhen with chicks

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By: jimmymac2
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Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Observed: 26th March 2016
Added: 7th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Found in the wetland area of the garden. There was a pair of Moorhens with 3-4 chicks.

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Reed tops feeder

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 31st March 2016
Added: 4th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Juvenile, actively going from seed head to seed head, not sure if it was eating seeds or insects there.

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Dances with Lily

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 14th March 2016
Added: 17th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Red beak

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd March 2016
Added: 8th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:6
Description:

Photo Credit: Joggie van Staden

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Juvenile Redknob Coot (Van Wuksdorp)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Van Wyksdorp
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 24th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Redknob Coot (Van Wuksdorp)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Van Wyksdorp
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 22nd February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
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Spotted Crake

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Location: Waterfall Country Estate
Observed: 14th February 2016
Added: 14th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:1
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