Lesser Moorhen

Gallinula angulata

This intra-African migrant is much smaller than its cousin; the common moorhen, and has a largely yellow (versus red) beak. It has an extremely large range (stretching from the north east of South Africa all the way to Ethiopia and Nigeria) and spends its time in flooded grassland and small, secluded ponds.

I first recorded this species with Skye Hartog in February 2010 at Kgomo Kgomo in the North West Province. Given the right level of rainfall, Kgomo Kgomo is an excellent spot to see


Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 (Edited) Lesser Moorhen / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa Lesser Moorhen / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa
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