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Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

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Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby Johann » Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:38 pm

African Purple Swamphen (Purple Gallinule) Porphyrio madagascariensis


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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:09 pm

Saw two at Lake Panic hide on Wednesday.
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Unread postby mike23 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:00 am

I've seen Allan's Gallinule in the Park but FAR from Lake Panic!

Saw 2 Gallinules and 4 Lesser Moorhens at Middlevlei between Letaba and Mopani. The Gallinules disappeared into the reeds soon after we stopped but the Moorhens were happy to swim around in the open.

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Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby Cherries » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:09 am

First time to see one in the open - Marievale, 31 July 2010


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Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:11 pm

Nice photo Cherries :thumbs_up:
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Gallinule, purple

Unread postby arks » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:38 am

I couldn't find a topic for this bird, so here's one I watched foraging in September — hard to get a clear view thru the reeds it prefers!


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Re: Gallinule, purple

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:43 am

If this Gallinule is present in our Parks and it was sighted there, then I assume that one of the MODS must add it to the BIRD INDEX for the sake of completeness. That goes for all sightings that do not appear in the Bird Index. Unfortunately not all Mites are aware of this handy tool - the Bird Index!

By the way, great sighting and nice photos. :)
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Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby granjan » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:24 pm

Saw this one today at Rondevlei nature reserve in Cape Town.
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Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby pantera leo » Fri May 25, 2012 12:10 pm

Finally got to see this handsome bird. :D


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Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:01 pm

Just love the beautiful colours...


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Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:04 pm

Absolutely Jan! It truly is a beautiful bird - great photo! :clap:
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