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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Red-knobbed coot

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By: Luke G
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Greenpoint Park
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 8th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Black bully

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 2nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Description:

Chased a Black Crake off and continued feeding on the bud that the Crake had opened up

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Black water lily bud muncher

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 2nd April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Redknob Coot (FSNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Free State National Botanical Garden
Observed: 7th March 2017
Added: 31st March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Moorhen

Moorhen
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Die Stroom Picnic Site
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 26th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Mother Crake showing Junior how it is done

Mother Crake showing Junior how it is done
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Location: Mopani
Observed: 2nd April 2014
Added: 25th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
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White back-lights

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Location: eselfontein ,ceres
Observed: 11th January 2017
Added: 14th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

This bird has a left and right white back light

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Moorhen

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Greenpoint Park
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Coot Growing up

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Greenpoint Park
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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White-faced duck with Red-Knobbed Coot

White-faced Duck with Red-knobbed Coot
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Observed: 7th January 2017
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Swamphen pair

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Intaka Island, Cape Town
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Fulica cristata (Red-knobbed Coot)

 Fulica cristata (Red-knobbed Coot)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Other Rd. north of Garcia Pass
Observed: 7th December 2016
Added: 3rd January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Moorhen (Rondevlei)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Rondevlei SANParks Wilderness
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 1st January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Scooting & fighting

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Rondevlei Birdhide
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 30th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Adult Moorhen and youngster

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 19th December 2016
Added: 22nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Black plumage with white stripe on side. Red bill with yellow tip. Red frontal shield. Yellow legs with top bit red. Juvenile dark brown. Frequents the quieter dams on the estate.

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water scooters, with floating nests

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Island Lake, Wilderness
Observed: 12th December 2016
Added: 14th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Deep Purple blob with red legs

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Island Lake, Wilderness
Observed: 12th December 2016
Added: 14th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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white back lights

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Location: eselfontein ,ceres
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Fulica cristata Bleshoender

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Location: Kuilsrivier Golf Club
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 24th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Not much open water for this (one of a) pair to paddle

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: TC Robertson NR dam
Observed: 8th November 2016
Added: 9th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Redbill bigfoot

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 14th October 2016
Added: 18th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Dammit Ponsonby: more light, man!

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: St Lucia estuary
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 7th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Launch pad

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd October 2016
Added: 2nd October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Coot on the bank

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Strandfontein Birding Area
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 28th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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rk het n kat gesien ,my stert is geel

Ek het nkat gesien, nou flash ek geel
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Location: rivier naby heidelberg skougronde
Observed: 15th August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:5
Description:

Deur n kat bekruip en nou flash ek vir hom geel

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Bald chickens

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Sedgefield
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 14th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Redknob Coot (G.rivier)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Grootrivier farm area
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 2nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Moorhen (G.rivier)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Grootrivier farm area
Observed: 31st July 2016
Added: 2nd August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Moorhen (PNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Pretoria NBG
Observed: 17th July 2016
Added: 21st July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Fulica cristata

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By: Nicky vB
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Location: Doringrivier East
Observed: 30th June 2016
Added: 19th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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