Observations in the Family: Rallidae

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

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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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
Comments:0
Description:

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:4
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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Redknob Coot

Redknob Coot
By: Nigel Forshaw
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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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
Description:

Immature

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Bleshoender

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Location: Roodeplaatdam
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
Description:

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
Comments:0
Description:

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:2
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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Spotted Crake

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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Common Moorhen

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Amber Valley, Howick
Observed: 7th February 2016
Added: 10th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:0
Description:

Seen from the new Bird Hide at Amber Valley.

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Moorhuhn

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Location: West Coast NP
Observed: 28th November 2015
Added: 30th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Ralle

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Location: West Coast NP
Observed: 28th November 2015
Added: 30th January 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:5
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Red-knob Cute

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By: Lee Jones
Botanical Society of South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Stonehaven Estate - Detention Pond 2
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 28th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:0
Description:

Nesting

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Riethaan

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Goedehoop
Observed: 23rd January 2016
Added: 25th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Waterhoender

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Goedehoop
Observed: 23rd January 2016
Added: 25th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Spotted Crake

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Location: Sappi Stanger
Observed: 23rd January 2016
Added: 23rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Baillon's Crake

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Location: Sappi Stanger
Observed: 17th January 2016
Added: 18th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:3
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Not much of a moor, but a hen, certainly

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Selborne Estates, Pennington
Observed: 11th January 2016
Added: 12th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Photos kind courtesy of Umdoni Village Cams

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Coot

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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: De Hoop Vlei extrme south
Observed: 25th December 2015
Added: 1st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Coot

Coot
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: De Hoop Vlei extrme south
Observed: 25th December 2015
Added: 1st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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