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 - 001 - Grooetwaterhoender

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Location: S539 Road, Trompsburg
Observed: 18th April 2015
Added: 17th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Vleikuiken

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas Project
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Location: Umzumbe river floodplain
Observed: 3rd May 2015
Added: 10th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Adult female

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Grazing Coot (AENP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Addo Elephant National Park (Domkrag Dam)
Observed: 6th May 2015
Added: 7th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Grazing Moorhen (AENP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Addo Elephant National Park (Domkrag Dam)
Observed: 6th May 2015
Added: 7th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Common moorhen, Grootwaterhoender

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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 26th April 2015
Added: 26th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Red-knobbed coot, Bleshoender

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Location: Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve
Observed: 26th April 2015
Added: 26th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Train Line

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 31st March 2013
Added: 26th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Photo and identification Credits: Matty Grobler

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Redknob Coot (Beaufort West)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: N12, Central Karoo DC
Observed: 17th April 2015
Added: 17th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Common moorhen, Grootwaterhoender

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Location: Delmas, Rietvallei 377-Jr
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 16th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Amaurornis flavirostra (Black Crake)

Amauroisus flavirostris (Black Crake)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: West Coast National Park
Observed: 25th March 2015
Added: 1st April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Fluffy Black Bigfoot

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: George Heronry
Observed: 29th March 2015
Added: 30th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Juvenile, on of four chicks seen.

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Gallenule

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei bird hide
Observed: 22nd March 2015
Added: 22nd March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:11
Comments:2
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Red-Knobbed Coot

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 21st March 2015
Added: 21st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:1
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African Swamphen

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 16th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Black Crake

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Location: Garden Route National Park, Wilderness
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 16th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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moorhens choice

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei area
Observed: 27th July 2008
Added: 12th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Moorhen

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island Sedgefield
Observed: 11th June 2014
Added: 11th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:7
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Gullible ex

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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: Strandfontein
Observed: 9th February 2015
Added: 5th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Purple Swamphen

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Location: Windhoek
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 4th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Redknob Coot (Hendrina)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Hendrina
Observed: 13th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Common Moorhen (Hendrina)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Hendrina
Observed: 13th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Redknob Coot (Heilbron)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R34 Heilbron
Observed: 8th February 2015
Added: 17th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Gallinula chloropus subsp. meridionalis (Common Moorhen)

 Gallinula chloropus subsp. meridionalis (Common Moorhen)
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Cherry Park, Randburg
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 15th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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purple gallenule

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: rondevlei birdhide
Observed: 21st August 2014
Added: 6th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:9
Comments:0
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Baillon's Crake

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By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Location: Rondevlei
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 2nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Red beaked greyish bird hiding in wetland

Grainy but it is all I got
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Location: Serengeti golf estate conservation area
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 1st February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Did not notice this bird when I took the picture. The birds where quite far away.

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Black bird with yellow bill and red eyes

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Location: Serengeti golf estate conservation area, kempton park
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 1st February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

There were several of these black birds foraging about. Got the impression they were young. Only after I uploaded did I noticed a second bird. The birds where around 50m away and ran for cover. They seem to be using the tall reeds as hide.

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Black Crake stretch ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Low water bridge over Gudzani
Observed: 18th January 2015
Added: 30th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:2
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Baillon's Crake (at last!)

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Location: Rondevlei Nature Reserve, Cape Town
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:3
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Common Moorhen (George heron rookery)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: George heron rookery
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:9
Comments:0
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