Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni)

Index of articles about sightings of Allen’s Gallinule in Morocco.

Allen’s Gallinule at Tachektent, Dakhla-Aousserd road

Allen’s Gallinule / Talève d’Allen (Porphyrio alleni), Tachektent, Oued Dahab, 18 Feb. 2016 (Mohamed Mediani)

Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) found at Tachektent on the Dakhla-Aousserd road yesterday (18 February 2016) by Mohamed Mediani. This is the 11th record for Morocco. The bird photographed by Ali Irizi at Oued Massa on 28 December 2014 and found three days later by Daniel Vrauwdeunt at the same site should be counted as one record in my opinion. …

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Allen’s Gallinule at Oued Massa, Morocco

Allen's Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni), Oued Massa, Morocco, 28 Dec. 2014 (Ali Irizi).

A juvenile Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) was found yesterday at Oued Massa by my colleague Ali Irizi (coordinates: 29.9998708, -9.6443939). This is the 10th record for Morocco of this Afro-tropical species. It’s wonderful to finish a birding year with such a rarity. Importantly, the bird was found alive which is much better that the dead …

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Allen’s Gallinule found dead at Tahaddart, Morocco

Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni), Tahaddart estuary, northern Morocco, 16 January 2011 (Mohamed Amezian).

I found an Allen’s Gallinule (Porphyrio alleni) at Tahaddart estuary, just south of Tangier, on 16 January 2011. Unfortunately it was dead. Field work: That day, I joined a team from the Scientific Institute of Mohammed V University to participate in the annual mid-winter waterbird census in different wetlands of north-west Morocco. Before meeting the …

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