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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Sticking to the timetable.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd May 2017
Added: 23rd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Regularly seen, early to mid-mornings only. Apologize for the repetition, but I'm enjoying seeing it daily now! How long this will last is the question.

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Swamphen

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Paarl Bird Sanctuary
Observed: 20th May 2017
Added: 23rd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Running late but in time for breakfast.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st May 2017
Added: 21st May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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A long sequence of feeding coming up!

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Swamphen

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By: 17calbbievans
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Location: Strandfontein Birding Area
Observed: 26th March 2017
Added: 18th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Spoornet: often heard and finally seen

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 17th May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Yellow bigfoot sinking lily pads

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 9th February 2017
Added: 9th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Shallowing water pecker

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd May 2017
Added: 4th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Pad patrol

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 2nd May 2017
Added: 3rd May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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White brake lights

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Fancourt, Links
Observed: 27th April 2017
Added: 28th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Feeding Redknob

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: Fancourt, Links
Observed: 27th April 2017
Added: 28th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Red knobbed coot

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Location: Game farm
Observed: 24th January 2016
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Common species in the area, frequents water bodies of various sizes, rivers, dams and smaller shallower pans.

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Baby Birds

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By: ZNightZNight’s reputation in Birds
Location: Delvera Estate Stellenbosch
Observed: 10th April 2017
Added: 10th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Red-knobbed coot

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By: Luke G
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Location: Greenpoint Park
Observed: 29th December 2015
Added: 8th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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
Comments:0
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Moorhen

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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: 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

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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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Location: Greenpoint Park
Observed: 5th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Coot Growing up

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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

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Observed: 7th January 2017
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Swamphen pair

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Location: Intaka Island, Cape Town
Observed: 29th December 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Fulica cristata (Red-knobbed Coot)

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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
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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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