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Leeupan (26142819)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-02-28
Brief_description
A 40 ha open-water pan; shoreline grass/sedge, and Phragmites on an island. Whitebreasted Cormorant, African Spoonbill and Blackheaded Heron breed. Important for Great Crested Grebe in summer; good numbers of Whitebacked Duck (summer peak), flamingoes (most in winter), Redknobbed Coot, Greyheaded Gull (summer peak) and Cape Wagtail (winter peak). Sacred Ibis counts show a severe decline since 1992-1993, as do winter counts of Greater Flamingo and Redknobbed Coot. The high biomass in winter 1993 reflects an exceptional count of Spurwinged Goose. Sewage overflow enters the closed pan system, while squatter encroachment has been a critical threat since 1996, resulting in a dramatic decline in bird numbers.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta210.8831  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.003   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata37285.851960   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus120.11140   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo15.4822   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.005
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa17.3735   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.6711   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor126.6587   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa13.7515   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A13.005
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus225.57132 110 
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata247.26786   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata110.7149   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis149.70372   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.8012   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.5820   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.449   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1112.63707 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor155.17202   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus242.56275   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis126.06255   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis44.004
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis13.337   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus111.83605025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis113.6237   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.673   
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus77.007
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus1131.24653 500 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.1810   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.1644   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.333   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata22.002   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.408   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides13.127   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1180.541158 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus152.96386   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.7230   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.894  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus15.2921   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus137.85172   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus111.5882   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.8013  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis13.506
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus55.005   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius17.9530   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris29.9042   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma211.0735   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax18.9028  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.6723  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea313.3345  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis18.1526   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.7112   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.835   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii210.4453   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.6620   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba18.3354   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus111.0865  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta114.8977   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia114.0027   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.002   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.8821  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis19.4341   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota26.2113   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha213.3652   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.332   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida110.7561   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1117.331300 1000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus27.0012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A29.0021
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis126.15125
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava211.0020
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Tuesday 01 December 2020 10:34
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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