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Korsman Bird Sanctuary (26112818)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-01-24
Brief_description
A small pan with open water and fringing vegetation. Has an impressive variety of waterbirds, with good counts of herons, African Spoonbill, flamingos and Greyheaded Gull. Available counts are not enough to give a good picture of seasonal variations, but some herons, Greater Flamingo and Hadeda seem to be commoner in winter, while Whitefronted, Threebanded, Blacksmith and Wattled Plovers, Avocet and Water Dikkop are commoner in summer. Greater Flamingo numbers have decreased; Greyheaded Gull numbers are rising. Numbers of Little Bittern, Purple Gallinule, and Grass and Marsh Owls, are reasonable. Occasional raw sewage overflow and wandering domestic dogs are potential threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta29.8032  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus13.1010   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata5224.491216   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1414.0014   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus114.8549   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo124.93125   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris13.6011
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.1120   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.887   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.673
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor14.8112   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa17.7421   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.802
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata24.006
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.409
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus13.208   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata16.6517   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata19.2565   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis2111.83397   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.114   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.6310   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia13.4712   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis11.001 
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1103.45428   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor139.23170   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser212.3129
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus450.20213   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis134.53179   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis34.677
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis55.005   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus06.5819   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis110.3443   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia99.009   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus1160.5318351000500 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.003   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca15.2713   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.9044   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.066   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.803   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.8576   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.753   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides15.7423   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1302.124091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus184.45410   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash316.8656   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.755  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus35.677
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata13.009
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis24.007
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus66.006   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.7313   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus216.2483   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus125.44165   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata12.639
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.7617  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis17.2515
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius78.009   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.6517   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus1919.0019   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma110.1154   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens44.004
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax18.5712  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.5012  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea22.503  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis35.8010   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola25.8311   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii211.2452   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis55.506   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba124.04121 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus16.4721  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta112.1328   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis17.7629  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus12.504
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis13.896   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota14.8314   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.4214   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida16.4418   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus322.0058   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus79.5012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A110.5018
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.1341
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Thursday 22 October 2020 02:17
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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