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 Post subject: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:38 pm 
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African Purple Swamphen (Purple Gallinule) Porphyrio madagascariensis

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Saw two at Lake Panic hide on Wednesday.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:00 am 
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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.

Two lifers in one vlei! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)
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First time to see one in the open - Marievale, 31 July 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)
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Nice photo Cherries :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Gallinule, purple
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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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 Post subject: Re: Gallinule, purple
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:43 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)
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Saw this one today at Rondevlei nature reserve in Cape Town.
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 Post subject: Re: Swamphen: African Purple (Purple Gallinule)
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Finally got to see this handsome bird. :D

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