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Stewards Pan (26122817)


Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status STATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A 12 ha permanent open water pan with fringing tall, dense Typha beds which probably result from the constant water level (there is an artificial embankment at the west end of the pan), and nutrient enrichment from a sewage outlet. Greyheaded Gulls breed: 400 nests in June 1985 but only 300 birds were counted in 1992-1994; live gull chicks and injured adults were harvested by local children in 1985 (D.G. Allan). Counts show a winter peak of ibises, African Spoonbill, flamingos (none in summer) and some waterfowl; grebes, cormorants and herons are recorded only in summer. The June 1985 count recorded about 20 Purple Gallinule and 20 Moorhen. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata337.47203   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus13.309   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo12.606   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.004
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.7511   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.006   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor11.332   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa15.3615   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata17.8240   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata14.8618   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis112.8350   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber224.7890   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor17.3317   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus14.6221   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis14.3017   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis77.007
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.436   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.1013   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia55.005   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus1733.81306110005003000
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.886   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata23.004   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.834   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.334   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1177.75215320001000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus17.2523   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash17.5017   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus55.005  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus12.003
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis88.008
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus14.1712   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus16.0825   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.8034   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis14.6711
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris29.4018   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma25.5613   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax15.009  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola16.6717   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii17.1420   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba111.2535   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus214.5027  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta23.675   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.1417  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis66.006   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota14.0912   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha13.005   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida22.002   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus24.006   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.2223
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