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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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:8
Comments:0
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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:4
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:7
Comments:0
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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
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Goedehoop
Observed: 23rd January 2016
Added: 25th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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:2
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:4
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:1
Comments:0
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Dabchick

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By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: De Hoop Vlei extrme south
Observed: 25th December 2015
Added: 1st January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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De Coot

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: De Hoop
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 31st December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Photo Credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer
The black ones

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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: Botterblom Park Durbanville
Observed: 20th December 2015
Added: 21st December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Common Moorhen

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Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Observed: 9th December 2015
Added: 16th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Walking on water lily leaves

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Two birds

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Location: Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Observed: 9th December 2015
Added: 14th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common Black Fluffballs

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Allen's Gallinule

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mayazela Pan, Phongolo River Floodplain
Observed: 6th December 2015
Added: 10th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Moorhen Pair

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Lisbon street, Durbanville
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 10th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Coot in the Morning

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Lisbon street, Durbanville
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 10th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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What big feet you've got

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Lisbon street, Durbanville
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 10th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Coot up close

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Lisbon street, Durbanville
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 10th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Where has the water gone to?

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th November 2015
Added: 2nd December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

Juvenile in recently drained wetland area.

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Hidden surprise

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Wilderness Area, iMfolozi Game Reserve
Observed: 17th July 2015
Added: 1st December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

The two birds behind the croc.

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Common moorhen, Grootwaterhoender

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 29th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Fish Food Thieves

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 24th November 2015
Added: 29th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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They come for the bread fed to the fish. Very amusing to see how they back-peddle when fish nibble their feet.

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Red-knobbed Coot (Bleshoender)

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Location: Glen Austin Pan, Midrand
Observed: 21st June 2013
Added: 26th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:2
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Growing up siblings

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th November 2015
Added: 18th November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Moorhen

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Wakkerstroom
Observed: 7th November 2015
Added: 8th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Mmm - Bird

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Wakkerstroom
Observed: 7th November 2015
Added: 8th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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