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    Witbank Dam (25532918)

    Mpumalanga

    Card 500186
    Compiler 2129
    Location code 25532918Witbank Dam (Mpumalanga)
    Start date 2008-02-23
    Season SSummer
    Start time 08:15
    End time 14:30
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 90
    Total Species 59
    Total Count 1008
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 4Good
    Count Type 2by Boat
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Species sheet Notes Some of the shoreowners let a lot of domestic as wel as foreign or exotic ducks loose. In the same are there are several mallard hybrids!
    Survey notes


    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0G. Opperman
     
    0J. Kleinsmit
     
    0J. van Niekerk
     
    0T. Opperman
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    71Confirmed Breeding
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    2810Confirmed Breeding
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    963Confirmed Breeding
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    70
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    70
    55Heron, Black-headed
    (Ardea melanocephala)
    10
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    50
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    10
    58Egret, Great
    (Ardea alba)
    50
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    70
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    110
    62Heron, Squacco
    (Ardeola ralloides)
    30
    64Heron, Black
    (Egretta ardesiaca)
    130
    72, Hamerkop
    (Scopus umbretta)
    10
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    160
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    30
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    50
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    20
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    150
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    932Confirmed Breeding
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    20
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    253Confirmed Breeding
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    50
    99Teal, Blue-billed
    (Spatula hottentota)
    80
    100Duck, White-faced Whistling
    (Dendrocygna viduata)
    30
    102Pochard, Southern
    (Netta erythrophthalma)
    120
    104Duck, White-backed
    (Thalassornis leuconotus)
    30
    172Osprey, Western
    (Pandion haliaetus)
    10
    203Crake, Black
    (Zapornia flavirostra)
    30
    208Swamphen, African
    (Porphyrio madagascariensis)
    30
    210Moorhen, Common
    (Gallinula chloropus)
    80
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    14115Confirmed Breeding
    228Jacana, African
    (Actophilornis africanus)
    30
    237Plover, Kittlitz's
    (Charadrius pecuarius)
    130
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    80
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    966Confirmed Breeding
    247Lapwing, African Wattled
    (Vanellus senegallus)
    50
    250Snipe, African
    (Gallinago nigripennis)
    30
    253Stint, Little
    (Calidris minuta)
    120
    256, Ruff
    (Calidris pugnax)
    250
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    60
    262Sandpiper, Marsh
    (Tringa stagnatilis)
    90
    264Sandpiper, Wood
    (Tringa glareola)
    40
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    90Confirmed Breeding
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    30
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    8710Confirmed Breeding
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    20
    304Tern, White-winged
    (Chlidonias leucopterus)
    100
    305Tern, Whiskered
    (Chlidonias hybrida)
    185Confirmed Breeding
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    30
    395Kingfisher, Giant
    (Megaceryle maxima)
    10
    397Kingfisher, Malachite
    (Corythornis cristatus)
    30
    685Wagtail, African Pied
    (Motacilla aguimp)
    50
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    1060
    1016, Mallard
    (Anas platyrhynchos)
    20
    10004Goose, Domestic
    (Anser anser)
    70Confirmed Breeding
    10006Duck, Domestic
    (Anas platyrhynchos)
    80Confirmed Breeding
    10014Duck, Unidentified
    (N/A N/A)
    150
    10015, Hybrid Mallard
    (Anas hybrid)
    50Confirmed Breeding


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    Saturday 25 May 2024 07:14
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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