Porphyrio alleni   Allen's Gallinule  Kleinkoningriethaan
Allen's Gallinule
Lephalale, Dec 2019

A vagrant. Rare (recorded in 2% of the Waterberg pentads). On the nearby Nyl floodplain thousands of birds arrive from the tropics to breed in years of high rainfall, present here Dec to Apr; the occasional records from the Waterberg are likely spill-overs from this influx.
Allen's Gallinule Waterberg distribution
Allen's Gallinule
Modimolle area, Jan 2016
male above, juvenile below

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