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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Common Moorhen

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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens, George
Observed: 23rd May 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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African Swamphen

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Location: Garden Route National Park ,Wilderness
Observed: 26th April 2014
Added: 21st December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Common Moorhen

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Location: Dam, Winterstrand, Eastern Cape
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 17th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
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Common Moorhen

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 11th February 2014
Added: 27th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar.

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Common Moorhen & Juvenile

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 27th January 2014
Added: 27th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Photo Credit: Vincent Pienaar

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Moorhen

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Location: Two River Trail, Grahamstown
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 24th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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lemme at 'im!

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ntandanyathi Hide, KNP
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Irate Crake looking for thwarted young crocodile

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Common Moorhen Juvenile

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 18th November 2014
Added: 18th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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swazi crake

crake, black
By: Bushboy
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Location: Nisela Game Reserve
Observed: 31st October 2014
Added: 15th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Moorhen

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Location: Pans, Western Shores
Observed: 16th December 2013
Added: 1st November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Black Crake

Black Crake
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Location: Pans, Western Shores
Observed: 25th October 2014
Added: 26th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Redknob Coot and Casey's Boat dt

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By: outramps
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersGarden Route Botanical GardenMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Island Lake in Wilderness
Observed: 30th March 2014
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Namakwaland Bleshoender

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By: Alan Horstmann
Botanical Society of South AfricaIndigenous Bulb Association of South AfricaSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: R355, Namakwa
Observed: 4th September 2014
Added: 23rd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

In the middle of Namakwaland. Not sure they have ever seen humans. Very skittish. Had 2 babies with them. Babies disappeared under water and surfaced in opposite directions from the parents.

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Allen's Gallinule

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Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed: 4th January 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:4
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Lesser Moorhen

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Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed: 18th January 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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By: Danievj
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: 21, Century City Dr
Observed: 14th September 2014
Added: 25th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Common Moorhen being friendly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 19th August 2014
Added: 22nd August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Pair bonding? New brood shortly?

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Common Moorhen

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Unnamed Road, Karoo National Park
Observed: 22nd December 2013
Added: 20th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Coot

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: small pan
Observed: 14th August 2014
Added: 16th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Common Moorhen

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - Bellair
Observed: 22nd January 2013
Added: 30th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Red Knobbed Coot

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - Bellair
Observed: 22nd January 2013
Added: 30th July 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:2
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buffy fluffy

flufftail, buffspotted
By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 21st July 2014
Added: 21st July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Lifer! Heard and saw him on 15 June for the first time scuttling through the leaves deep in the garden exclusion zone. This morning he was on the front lawn! Hid behind braai and intercepted him going back to his haven.

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Amaurornis flavirostra

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Location: S142, Kruger National Park
Observed: 31st May 2014
Added: 18th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Redknobbed Coot

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Location: Bot garden dam
Observed: 11th May 2014
Added: 6th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Common Moorhen

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Location: Bot garden dam
Observed: 11th May 2014
Added: 6th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Medicinal bird (not for sensitive viewers)

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By: Stevo
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Faraday muthi market, Johannesburg CBD
Observed: 26th June 2014
Added: 30th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Black Crake

Black Crake
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: Sedgefield Lake Pleasant Chalets
Observed: 22nd June 2014
Added: 29th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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African Railway

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Location: Dump area, Greyton Commonage
Observed: 24th June 2014
Added: 24th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common Moorhen Fight

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 23rd June 2014
Added: 23rd June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Seems like my time to witness birds fighting. Second fight in 3 days. The photos tell the story....

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African Rail

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed: 17th February 2011
Added: 19th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

rare sighting, seen once again on wetland by another reliable person.

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