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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Fulica cristata Bleshoender

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

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By: Bushboy
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Location: TC Robertson NR dam
Observed: 8th November 2016
Added: 9th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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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
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Dammit Ponsonby: more light, man!

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By: Bushboy
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Location: St Lucia estuary
Observed: 21st September 2016
Added: 7th October 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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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:5
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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:5
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rk het n kat gesien ,my stert is geel

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Location: rivier naby heidelberg skougronde
Observed: 15th August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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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:4
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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:2
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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
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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
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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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Common Moorhen (DBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Durban (Bot Gardens)
Observed: 15th July 2016
Added: 18th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Almost adult lily leaf sinker

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th June 2016
Added: 11th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
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Coot

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Pullenshoop
Observed: 6th July 2016
Added: 9th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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Coots

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Muizenberg Ascent above Lakeside
Observed: 2nd July 2016
Added: 6th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Resurrection after the Glorious 2015 fire: veld 15 years old …

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Foraging in the foam 1

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed: 11th June 2016
Added: 22nd June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Historic catkill

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Location: Vlei Street, Greyton
Observed: 29th August 2007
Added: 21st June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

To add to the statistical debate...

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Bleshoender

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Location: Korsman Bird Sanctuary
Observed: 7th May 2015
Added: 20th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Bleshoedertjies

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Location: Abe Bailey Nature Reserve
Observed: 14th June 2016
Added: 18th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Blerrie cat

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Garden
Observed: 13th June 2016
Added: 13th June 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:12
Description:

Found in the bath. Expired.

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African Swamphen - Liesbeek

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By: Andrewm
Friends of the Liesbeek
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Location: Liesbeek Raapenberg
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 29th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
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First time I have seen one at the Liesbeek. Between the Observatory and Valkenberg Estate.

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Red Knobbed Coot (Rietvlei TB)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Rietvlei Wetland - Table Bay Nature Reserve
Observed: 27th May 2016
Added: 28th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Moorhen

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Siyaya bridge
Observed: 2nd August 2015
Added: 28th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
Description:

Immature

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