Observations in the Family: Rallidae

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

Black Crake

Black Crake
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Location: Pans, Western Shores
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Redknob Coot and Casey's Boat dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Island Lake in Wilderness
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 2

Namakwaland Bleshoender

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By: Alan Horstmann
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Location: R355, Namakwa
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: In the middle of Namakwaland. Not sure they have ever seen humans. Very skittish. Had 2 babies with them. Babies disappeared under water and surfaced in opposite directions from the parents.

Allen's Gallinule

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Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 4th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 5
Comments: 4

Lesser Moorhen

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By: JoubertJoubert's reputation in BirdsJoubert's reputation in Birds
Location: R519, Bosveld
Observed on: 18th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

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By: Danievj
City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
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Location: 21, Century City Dr
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

Common Moorhen being friendly

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 19th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Pair bonding? New brood shortly?

Common Moorhen

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Unnamed Road, Karoo National Park
Observed on: 22nd December 2013
Added to iSpot: 20th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Coot

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: small pan
Observed on: 14th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th August 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Common Moorhen

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - Bellair
Observed on: 22nd January 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Red Knobbed Coot

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By: hampshire karoo
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Location: Sanbona - Bellair
Observed on: 22nd January 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 7
Comments: 2

buffy fluffy

flufftail, buffspotted
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 21st July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Lifer! Heard and saw him on 15 June for the first time scuttling through the leaves deep in the garden exclusion zone. This morning he was on the front lawn! Hid behind braai and intercepted him going back to his haven.

Amaurornis flavirostra

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Location: S142, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 31st May 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Redknobbed Coot

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By: Rob TaylorRob Taylor's reputation in BirdsRob Taylor's reputation in BirdsRob Taylor's reputation in Birds
Location: Bot garden dam
Observed on: 11th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Common Moorhen

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Location: Bot garden dam
Observed on: 11th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Medicinal bird (not for sensitive viewers)

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By: Stevo
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Faraday muthi market, Johannesburg CBD
Observed on: 26th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Black Crake

Black Crake
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Sedgefield Lake Pleasant Chalets
Observed on: 22nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

African Railway

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Location: Dump area, Greyton Commonage
Observed on: 24th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Common Moorhen Fight

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 23rd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Seems like my time to witness birds fighting. Second fight in 3 days. The photos tell the story....

African Rail

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 17th February 2011
Added to iSpot: 19th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: rare sighting, seen once again on wetland by another reliable person.

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 0A, The Rialto Street
Observed on: 2nd May 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Birds Wetland

African Crake
By: Maphisa David
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Drifontein - Ingogo
Observed on: 21st February 2011
Added to iSpot: 13th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: flew into a fence

Redknob Coot feeding

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 11th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 9
Comments: 5
Description: Coot repeatedly plunged it's head and neck underwater to access submerged water lily leaves, shaking off small white "things" which floated top the surface, from where the bird picked them off. Just cannot make out what they are.

Redknob Coot Chicks growing up album

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 21st November 2011
Added to iSpot: 10th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 5
Description: Various stages of growing up, same locality over time

Bush-hen

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in BirdsStuart Shearer's reputation in Birds
Location: WCNP, Abrahamskraal WH
Observed on: 2nd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Black Crake on waterlily leaves

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 1st June 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

RedKnob Coot dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Duiwe River on the Island Lake Wilderness
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

Red-knobbed coot

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By: Juan
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: 46, Nicolai St
Observed on: 18th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Moorhen

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By: Linkie
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Location: Parking, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 6th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Moorhens

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Location: 51, Caledon St
Observed on: 17th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Black with red foreheads, found between reeds

Duck/Water Bird

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By: Elisma_Schutte
Location: Botanical Gardens George
Observed on: 17th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Black duck/water bird with a red beak with a yellow point on it.

Common Moorhen

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 1st May 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Black Crake

Black Crake
By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Rondevlei SANParks Wilderness
Observed on: 23rd February 2008
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Black Crake - Amaurornis flavirostris observed at Rondevlei SANParks Wilderness bird hide

Purple Gallinule or African Swamphen

Purple Gallinule or African Swamphen - Porphyrio madagascariensis (1)
By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Rondevlei SANParks Wilderness
Observed on: 23rd February 2008
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Purple Gallinule or African Swamphen - Porphyrio madagascariensis observed at Rondevlei SANParks Wilderness

Gallinula chloropus

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Fulica cristata

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Location: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Observed on: 15th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra) 4web 7763

Black Crake (Amaurornis flavirostra) 4web 7763
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Location: Thamalakane river, Maun
Observed on: 22nd August 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Casey's Boat and the Redknob Coots

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By: outramps
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Location: Island Lake at the Yacht Club
Observed on: 30th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Casey's Boat and the Red-Knobbed Coots

Buff-spotted Flufftail lurking in shrubbery

Buff-spotted Flufftail lurking in shrubbery
By: Gigi
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Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Observed on: 10th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 7

Gallinula chloropus

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Location: 10, Argonauta Ave, Struisbaai
Observed on: 7th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Juvenile Common Moorhen

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 1st April 2014
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

African Rail

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Rondevlei Birdhide
Observed on: 21st June 2008
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2

Black Crake eats Wachendorfia seeds

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 13th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 30th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Red-knobbed Coot

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R35, Middelburg
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0

African Purple Swamphen

African Purple Swamphen
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Location: RONDEVLEI RESERVE
Observed on: 29th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Black Crake

Blake crake
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Location: RONDEVLEI RESERVE
Observed on: 27th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Moorhen

Moorhen
By: Evanne Rothwell
Friends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: 23, Hilton Rd
Observed on: 22nd March 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: A young moorhen

roaring sulfur-bills

crake, black
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ntandanyathi Hide
Observed on: 17th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Their mating rituals provide hours of visual and auditory fun

Black Crake

Black Crake
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Location: H11, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 12th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Common Moorhen, pair with 3 juveniles

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 16th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1
Description: Adults chasing each other-start of courtship?

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