BIRP species distribution SABAP2 species distribution
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SABAP1 distribution
Current SABAP2 distribution, overlayed on
SABAP1 distribution

Common Moorhen


Gallinula chloropus

IUCN Red Data status: Breeding indicator key
Endemic status:     No breeding data
Occurrence status:     Possible or Probable breeding
      Confirmed breeding

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Species occurance by site

Name of site Monthly reporting rate (RR %) Total
RR %
Cards
at site
Cards
with
spp
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Abe Bailey Nature Reserve (GP1001001001001001009210010010010010099.3145144
Aberdeen Nature Reserve (EC0000000010000033.331
Addo Elephant National Park 3325DA (EC43504275711867507340443649.014571
Albasini Water Conservancy (NP0000010000000050.021
Albert Falls Resource Reserve (KZ0700000070802.41263
Amatikulu Nature Reserve (KZ500000000001105.8694
Amberglen Private Nature Reserve (KZ03046508388100254367503353.89149
Andries Vosloo Kudu Reserve (part of GFRNR) (EC0002910050500014502516.0508
Anysberg Nature Reserve (SA108) (WC29000000000301.12703
Augrabies Falls National Park (SA029) (NC4220202743443320312504631.512439
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (GP67100100100100100861008050507583.04739
Baakens Valley MOSS (EC330671000000330675029.6278
Badplaas Private Nature Reserve (MP0000000000010010.0101
Balele Mountain Reserve (KZ0029000000380019.27815
Barberspan Nature Reserve (SA026) (NW67100029100001000706310060.44829
Baviaanswes-Hartebeesrivierhek Conservancy (WC00001000000000100.011
Beaufort West Bird Sanctuary (WC00000000100000100.011
Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary (GP9090907510092100100929010010093.7126118
Belfast Vlei (242) (MP00000001000000100.011
Benfontein (108) (SA033) (NC170000001300004.0502
Bierspruit Dam Conservation Area (NP000001025000003.4592
Bisley Valley Nat. Reserve (KZ315050111005005004004331.36420
Blesbokspruit (SA021) (GP100100100100010000100100100080.01512
Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve (SA039) (NW0000001000000020.051
Blouvlei / Intaka Island (WC10010010010010010010010067100010088.21715
Bluff Nature Reserve (KZ61628676677096977986565774.4320238
Blythedale Beach Conservancy (KZ87100025293378100088759177.312899
Boero Dam Bird Sanctuary (GP755025337886785570581007163.39862
Bonamanzi Game Park (240) (KZ00012025008131409.7939
Bontebok National Park (WC56697070562919274341432946.118083
Borakalalo National Park (NW700200007006335.61257
Boskopdam Nature Reserve (NW1000000010000000100.033
Boston Conservancy (KZ0000000003320011.8172
Bot River Nature Reserve (WC1005005001000501000100041.2177
Botriviervlei and Kleinmond Estuary (SA118) (WC3340000067670003335.44817
Botshabelo Nature Reserve (MP1000050000100000025.0123
Bronkhorstspruitdam Nature Reserve (GP464025307583831005050605059.410160
Buccleugh Indigenous Forest (279) (KZ00000000010000100.022
Buffelsdrift Conservancy (GP015216008003317313314.212718
Cape Agulhas National Park (WC0000000001000033.331
Cape Recife Nature Reserve (EC1001006710010078831001006010010091.26862
Chelmsford Nature Reserve (SA059) (KZ025000001002500010.3293
Cleveland Game Park (NP25000000000004.2241
Coleford Nature Reserve (SA080) (KZ1450000250000006.4473
Commando Drift Nature Reserve (EC0013505002510014330025.04411
Con Joubert Bird Park (GP678010010080100100100808010010088.75347
Cotswold Downs Estate (KZ100100100100100100100100100100806792.92826
Crystal Springs Private Game Reserve (MP0000000000302.3862
Cumberland Nature Reserve (320) (KZ00080011141773677.812810
Dalpark Bird Sanctuary (GP00000010000000100.011
Darvill Bird Sanctuary (KZ89857169100699210092938810087.3165144
De Hoop Nature Reserve (SA119) (WC50292699814313328192222.922351
De Tweedespruit Conservancy (GP000000000005010.0101
Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve (SA067) (KZ00002000000002.0511
Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary (WC949110085851009210092100738391.5153140
Die Oog Bird Sanctuary (WC0010000000000050.021
Ditholo Nature Reserve (GP0331700050501005050033.3248
DNyala Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP20250000029110007.1705
Dome Bergland Conservancy (NW00000000100000100.022
Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP00033333300000011.1273
Doornkloof Nature Reserve (WC006750000000100026.3195
Double Drift Game Reserve (part of GFRNR) (EC00000010033000050.0105
Driftsands Nature Reserve (WC00010010001000000042.973
Dukuduku State Forest (GSL) (SA058) (KZ10000000010010000080.0108
Durban Botanic Gardens (KZ10010010010010010010050601006710090.94440
East London Coast Nature Reserve (EC00500000000008.3121
Ebenezer Dam Nature Reserve (NP000000330000020.051
Edith Stephens Wetland Park (WC0100100100100100100100100100100100100.02525
Elandsbaai Nature Reserve (WC250335600505050400039.43313
Enkeldoornspoort Nature Reserve (NP000000500000020.051
Enseleni Nature Reserve (KZ05000000000005.0201
Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve (NW0000050500000018.2112
False Bay Park (proposed) (SA116) (WC01000001001001001001000100100.077
Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary (GP336000506767671006010010062.24528
Franklin Vlei (SA081) (KZ010010010075000100100100095.22120
Free State National Botanical Gardens (FS00806360025010000053.54323
Gamtoos River Mouth Nature Reserve (EC86100033100100671001006067073.94634
Ghio Wetland Local Reserve (EC067050050000050023.1266
Giants Castle Nature Reserve (NDP) (SA064) (KZ00000014000002.01022
Gilboa Vlei (197) (KZ00100000000000100.011
Glen Austin Pan Bird Sanctuary (GP25455050334345574254502542.512754
Golden Gate Highlands National Park (SA047) (FS20386029067100100254503342.15724
Gonubie Mouth Bird Sanctuary (EC100100001000100100100100100100100.01414
Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve (SA114) (WC1211283320191481111132916.720334
Grassland Biosphere Reserve 2630CC (SA020) (MP00000000000100100.011
Grassland Biosphere Reserve 2730CB (SA020) (KZ00670100000000075.043
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2732CB (SA058) (KZ000000670000011.1182
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2832AB (SA058) (KZ00000000200003.3301
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2832AD (SA058) (KZ00025000070006.8886
Groenefontein Nature Reserve (X) (WC000000002033004.5673
Grootvaly Wetland Reserve (SA021) (GP100010010010001001001001001000100.01616
Grootwitvlei & Rondevlei (WC00100100000001000042.973
Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve (MP2250000100003360336733.33311
Hamerkop Bird Sanctuary (GP1008810057100100881008867507384.08168
Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (NP00000000400003.4582
Harmony Wetland Bird Sanctuary (FS00000000000100100.011
Hartebeespoort Dam Nature Reserve (SA025) (NW330430332910022050254332.75518
Hazelmere Dam Private Nature Reserve (KZ2000000001005075035.0207
Helderberg Nature Reserve (WC01127211919292019130015.225739
Highmoor State Forest (NDP) (KZ50001320000000010.3293
Hillandale Conservancy (KZ000025330000004.5894
Himeville Nature Reserve (KZ10000010000006702038.5135
Hlatikulu Nature Reserve (SA072) (KZ00500000000004.2241
Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve (KZ040133320013000332915.3599
Impendle Nature Reserve (SA077) (KZ00000000050006.7151
Jericho Dam Nature Reserve (MP00000000000100100.011
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens (GP67100100100100100100100100605010085.33429
Kabeljous River Nature Reserve (EC100000050025050403333.3279
Kamberg Nature Reserve (SA064) (KZ5001001701003306305027.94312
Kamfers Dam (179) (SA032) (NC1000100100001001000010010096.62928
Kammanassie Nature Reserve (WC14000000000001.01041
Kap River Nature Reserve (EC00710250501002900024.44110
Kariega Park Private Game Reserve (EC00033000140200010.0303
Karkloof Nature Reserve (SA074) (KZ0000001000000012.581
Karoo National Park (SA102) (WC73846013290170187012.516020
Karoo Nature Reserve (SA090) (EC00000000140003.8261
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve (KZ53324968633821422229545643.3404175
Keurbooms River Nature Reserve (WC020014000000001.71172
Kleinmond Coast and Mountain Nature Reserve (WC0000010000000011.191
Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary (KZ10010010001001001001001001000100100.02020
Klipfontein Dam Nature Reserve (KZ1001005010010010010010067100100083.31815
Knysna National Park (WC100010000000000037.583
Koeberg Nature Reserve (294) (WC000502500000007.1282
Korsman Bird Sanctuary (= Westdene Nature Reserve) (GP70861008688958010076941008687.3197172
Kosi Bay System (SA053) (KZ00000001000000100.011
Kronsberg Nature Reserve (9) (KZ00000000100000100.011
Kruger National Park 2230DD (SA002) (NP00000000001000100.011
Kruger National Park 2231AC (SA002) (NP1000000000017174.1743
Kruger National Park 2231CA (SA002) (NP880028122901713171114.417425
Kruger National Park 2231CD (SA002) (NP00000000001705.3191
Kruger National Park 2331AA (SA002) (NP00000000000503.7271
Kruger National Park 2331AB (SA002) (NP0000000000801.01031
Kruger National Park 2331CA (SA002) (NP0000001000000033.331
Kruger National Park 2331CB (SA002) (NP000330500000003.0662
Kruger National Park 2331CC (SA002) (NP0000000700001.9521
Kruger National Park 2331DC (SA002) (NP00000000170001.1891
Kruger National Park 2431BB (SA002) (MP50500100100050100000037.5166
Kruger National Park 2431DC (SA002) (MP00000170000001.0971
Kruger National Park 2431DD (SA002) (MP0500001400330005.8523
Kruger National Park 2531BD (SA002) (MP0000025001000009.4323
Krugersdorp Nature Reserve (GP0503300000000010.5192
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve (EC0005001733505050010030.8268
Lake Eteza Nature Reserve (SA061) (KZ0000000001001000100.022
Lake Sibaya Fresh Water Reserve (SA054) (KZ00000001005000033.362
Langeberg West State Forest (WC33000000000009.1111
Leeuwfontein Collaborative Nature Reserve (GP00002000000001.9521
Leeuwkuil Nature Reserve (GP0100000001000000100.044
Lesheba Wilderness (88) (NP00000000000106.7151
Lichtenburg Game Birding Camp (NW001001000100001000100100100.01111
Limpopo National Park (Vhembe Nature Reserve) (SA001) (NP000001000000005.9171
Lissataba Nature Reserve (NP1001001001005075050601005010076.73023
Loch Athlone Bird Sanctuary (FS01000000000000100.011
Loerie Dam Nature Reserve (EC00050000000100011.8172
Londolozi Private Nature Reserve (MP0000000500001.0991
Lone Hill Nature Reserve (GP83100867510078867586100607183.17159
Loskop Dam Nature Reserve (SA015) (MP00000000000333.7271
Lower Berg River - Kersefontein Farm (SA104) (WC000000500000050.021
Lower Berg River Wetlands (SA104) (WC01400330136720025015.6457
Mabalingwe Private Nature Reserve (NP00000000100004.8211
Macasser Waste Water Treatment Works (WC10010067100100100100505010010010088.02522
Madikwe Game Reserve (NW00250000000004.5221
Madwala Conservancy (KZ10001000100000000060.053
Magaliesberg & Witwatersberg 2527DC (SA025) (NW0010000000000020.051
Magaliesberg Nature Area (NW25010000333301004325026.33810
Malalotja Nature Reserve (SW001) (sz000000001317006.9292
Malandeni Sewage Works (KZ33337550100067330501007554.53318
Mankwe Wildlife Reserve (NW00000100000000100.011
Mapungubwe National Park (NP20000000000004.8211
Marievale Bird Sanctuary (SA021) (GP969710096100100971009710010010098.4369363
Marloth Nature Reserve (SA113) (WC00000000000131.0961
Melrose Bird Sanctuary (GP92868487889692819181848987.0307267
Mhlosinga Private Nature Reserve (sz000000100000007.7131
Middle Vaal River (SA038) (FS633340255033835075100673851.66232
Midmar Nature Reserve (SA076) (KZ0000200033017004.1733
Mkhombo Nature Reserve (MP0703300010000706.8735
Mkuzi Game Reserve (SA057) (KZ130320700410303.655220
Montagu Mountain Nature Reserve (WC010000000000008.3121
Moolmanshoek (199) (FS0001000000000050.021
Moor Park Nature Reserve (KZ000050000000020.051
Morokapula Private Nature Reserve (NP00000100000670080.054
Mosdene Private Nature Reserve (SA002) (NP10050050005000005031.0299
Mossgas Nature Reserve (WC0010000000100000100.022
Mount Currie Nature Reserve (SA084) (KZ5050000000000013.3152
Natal National Botanical Gardens (KZ1000100100100100100100010050085.72118
Ndabushe Wildlife Sanctuary (GP000000001000009.1111
Ndumo Game Reserve (SA052) (KZ9221662412120332524917.225043
New Germany Nature Reserve (KZ0000080000000.71491
Norscot Koppies Nature Reserve (GP886771801008283678688837380.58770
Northern Farms Nature Reserve (Diepsloot NR) (SA025) (GP100100931008075100100010010010095.26360
Northern Treatment Works (KZ76646744756350578671608367.211678
Nyalazi Conservancy (KZ0000000100000050.021
Nyl River Bush Camp (NP100000001001000000100.033
Nylsvley Nature Reserve (SA008) (NP74656573405064737571417365.2164107
Ocean View Guest Farm (75) (EC00000000050007.1141
Olifants River Private Game Reserve (X) (NP0000000000092.2451
Olifantsvlei Nature Reserve (GP839410085938088889079799086.8174151
Orange River Mouth Wetlands (SA030) (NC100880100100010010010000092.92826
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve (SA085) (KZ606063100069285.525514
Outspan Bird Sanctuary (GP9493921001001007910093889110093.8162152
Overberg Wheatbelt 3420AA (SA115) (WC000000200000011.191
Paardenberg Nature Reserve (WC00000000020002.4421
Paarl Bird Sanctuary (WC9080929895100100979794939094.0496466
Paradise Valley Nature Reserve (KZ4300002000000508.5595
Phinda Resource Reserve (204) (KZ01700000000007.1141
Pholela Biosphere Reserve (KZ05000000000100050.042
Pierie Forest (Evelyn Valley) (SA092) (EC0000100000000020.051
Pilanesberg National Park 2527AA (SA023) (NW1172801422231306191013.520027
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Bird Sanctuary (NP100100756710010080801001008010091.76055
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Nature Reserve (SA006) (NP50833340508038225860377550.59950
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Sewage Works (NP1001007510010000010010010010090.02018
Pongola Nature Reserve (KZ00000000500003.2311
Pongolapoort Nature Reserve (SA055) (KZ000000067000013.3152
President Ridge Bird Sanctuary (GP830100010010010010010010010010095.02019
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens (GP40675000000208005030.83912
Prozesky Bird Sanctuary (NW10000100100100000100100076.91310
Pumula Park (Blaauwpan) Nature Reserve (GP5725751001008010010060671008679.06249
Qwaqwa National Park (SA047) (FS0000000003305021.4143
Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary (WC010010010010010010010010050100096.02524
Red Hill Nature Reserve (KZ000010000000100100100.033
Redford Conservancy (WC00000000100000100.011
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (GP170100100100500200025026.9267
Richards Bay Game Reserve (SA079) (KZ01000000000067023.1133
Rietvlei Nature Reserve (GP7210078881009285939481858286.7226196
Rietvlei Wetland Reserve (SA111) (WC0100000010000675010050.0126
Riviersonderend Nature Reserve (WC3600090000002.51203
Robben Island (147) (SA110) (WC331001401003308610050507557.13520
Robben Island National Historical Monument (SA110) (WC00000010050000050.042
Rocherpan Nature Reserve (WC6000006733738880505754.17440
Rocky Ridge (154) (KZ0000010000100000100.022
Rolfes Pan Nature Reserve (GP59938685871001008910083899187.6185162
Rondebult Bird Sanctuary (GP9394951001001008178869210010092.8138128
Rondevlei Nature Reserve (SA116) (WC1001001009010010010010067867510094.37066
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve (GP29535353558392895870574763.5233148
Rooihuiskraal Historic Terrain (GP0000000100000025.041
Rooipoort (4) (X) (NC01001000001000005010063.6117
Rugged Glen Nature Reserve (SA064) (KZ000000000003320.0102
Rust de Winter Dam Nature Reserve (NP3367203340677157100503310055.95933
Rynfield Nature Reserve (GP33100100100751001001001008010010091.54743
Sam Knott. Nature Reserve (part of GFRNR) (EC00002000202100010.2495
San Lameer Conservancy (KZ25075501007540434050673346.84722
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (WC00001000330000025.082
Sandveld Nature Reserve (SA039) (FS700017200090605.820812
Sasolburg Nature Reserve (FS00000000100000100.022
Schmidtsdrif Military Area (NC00000000000100100.011
Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve (FS500080100100002010010010078.62822
Seekoerivier Nature Reserve (EC00002000000003.3301
Seringveld Conservancy (GP3325017366450004013032.36521
Settlers Park Nature Reserve (EC333321281669472228303324.422154
Shongweni Resources Reserve (156) (KZ27165881726323324272120.5556114
Sileza Nature Reserve (KZ670000000000050.042
Sodwana State Forest (SA058) (KZ00100050000000025.082
Soetdoring Nature Reserve (SA049) (FS301713312510044607152253336.614553
Spioenkop Nature Reserve (SA062) (KZ0006000000001.01041
Spitskop Dam (SA028) (NC10010000001001000000100.066
Springs Bird Sanctuary (SA021) deproclaimed 1998 (GP1001001001001000100100100100100100100.02828
St Lucia Park (SA058) (KZ003300000000204.7432
Stan Madden Bird Sanctuary (SA021) (GP1005010001000505000010052.9179
Strandfontein Sewage Works (SA116) (WC100100100891001001008310075888693.47671
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve (SA022) (GP25333936132133313850274333.228394
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve Extension (SA022) (GP000000005000025.041
Swartkops Estuary MOSS (SA096) (EC2010000000000009.5212
Syferfontein Rehabilitation Area (South) (MP0000000100000066.732
T.C. Robertson Nature Reserve (KZ00000000033001.8571
Tala Game Reserve (KZ82751007010010090100100911008390.510595
Tanglewood Farm Trust (10) (KZ010000000010000066.732
Tembe Elephant Park (KZ03300171901317033012.914018
Theespruit (224) (MP000000000010010066.732
Thomas Baines Nature Reserve (EC0002010000000008.3242
Thomson Dam Nature Reserve (EC10001006710000050067052.9179
Thulazihleka Pan (KZ1001001001001001000010060100087.51614
Tswaing Crater Museum (GP0000043330100040026.9267
Turfloop Nature Reserve (NP00000033010000022.292
Tussen-die-Riviere Nature Reserve (FS050001001006710029001722.25412
Tygerberg Nature Reserve (WC02005063202025253302924.77719
Uitenhage Nature Reserve (EC001400000100250020.0204
Ukhuhlamba-Drakensberg Park 2829CD (SA064) (KZ10000000000000100.011
Ukhuhlamba-Drakensberg Park 2929AB (SA064) (KZ00500000000006.3161
Umbilo-Umhlatuzana River Park (KZ14148018421008010050502527.67621
Umbogavango Nature Reserve (KZ10010010010089891009110080758792.510698
Umdoni Park (KZ141400016061001105.81569
Umgeni River Park (KZ601000007710004.61316
Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve (55) (KZ0006007700001.71743
Umhlanga Conservancy (KZ1001000405075337545805010060.67143
Umhlatuze CCA (KZ0000000000010016.761
Umlalazi Nature Reserve (SA063) (KZ14400111122311518110015.810116
Umsuluzi Riverside Lodge and Game Park (KZ0000000005010010071.475
Umtamvuna Marine Conservancy (KZ000000001000005.0201
Umtamvuna Nature Reserve (SA086) (KZ000000140003302.7732
Umvoti Estuary (166) (SA073) (KZ35800860005185.119510
Umvoti Vlei Nature Reserve (SA069) (KZ000100000001000066.732
Umzumbe Conservancy (KZ00100800757510010010033079.32923
Vaal Dam Nature Reserve (GP50500000000500010.3293
Vaalbos National Park (NC100000010000800018.8326
Vaalhoek Nature Reserve (WC500000000000010.0101
Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve (NW810811222717503300015.212519
Valley of Seven Dams Conservancy (FS50100100000100033500064.71711
Verlorenvlei (SA103) (WC10000000001001000075.043
Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve (KZ333741182051229556231925.025263
Virginia Bush Nature Reserve (KZ00110000000001.6641
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve (WC2636551727720454013212128.318452
Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve (220) (MP100801009010001001001000605080.45645
Wallmansthall Military Area (GP000000000250025.041
Wanebaai (106) (NC10010000001001000000100.044
Wanebaai (106) (X) (NC1001000000000000100.044
Waterval Nature Reserve (WC00000003300002.6381
Weenen Nature Reserve(SA068) (KZ0000000000900.42601
West Coast Fossil Park (WC1001000010001001005010060070.61712
West Coast National Park (SA105) (WC42323350442521575633503240.522089
Wilderness National Park (SA114) (WC63551001007510060506475504265.58455
Willem Pretorius Game Reserve (SA044) (FS2511182500143300203316.26811
Witbank Nature Reserve (MP0010000000000012.581
Wolhuterskop Nature Reserve (FS0010000000000050.021
Yellowwoods Nature Reserve (EC000010000100000014.3142
Zandvlei Nature Reserve (WC100100100100100100831001001008610097.06765
Zemvelo Private Game Park (GP0130255000000008.2494
Zinkwazi Conservancy (KZ005000000000020.051
Zuurberg National Park (now part of Addo Elephant National Park 3325BC) (EC00000100330000042.9146
Zwartkops Valley Nature Reserve (SA096) (EC0003300005000018.2112