Porphyrio madagascariensis  African Swamphen  Grootkoningriethaan
African Swamphen
Modimolle, Aug 2018

A resident. Rare, very sparsely recorded on dams across the southern half of the Waterberg where sedge- and reedbeds provide habitat (recorded in 7% of the Waterberg pentads). On the nearby Nyl floodplain large numbers of these birds move in to breed during summers of exceptional rain; it is likely that it also breeds in the Waterberg but evidence is lacking.
African Swamphen Waterberg distribution
African Swamphen
Modimolle, Jan 2018

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