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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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:3
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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
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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:6
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
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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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Location: Liesbeek Raapenberg
Observed: 29th May 2016
Added: 29th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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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
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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
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 31st December 2011
Added: 12th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

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
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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
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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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Pad for plates

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Very amusing watching them skip from one leaf to the next just before itsinks. Feeding on aphids and/or snails?

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Moorhen

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Coot

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Lily user

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Skulker

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By: sallyslak
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 7th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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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:5
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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