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    Witbank Dam (25532918)

    Mpumalanga

    Card 501986
    Compiler 2129
    Location code 25532918Witbank Dam (Mpumalanga)
    Start date 2009-01-23
    Season SSummer
    Start time 08:25
    End time 11:55
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 90
    Total Species 33
    Total Count 837
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 2by Boat
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Dam 101% full with the shoreline covered in reeds and grasses - almost no open shores for waders.
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    10
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    360
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    530
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    130
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    110
    55Heron, Black-headed
    (Ardea melanocephala)
    10
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    30
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    20
    58Egret, Great
    (Ardea alba)
    30
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    80
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    130
    64Heron, Black
    (Egretta ardesiaca)
    20
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    10
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    240
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    890
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    200
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    20
    208Swamphen, African
    (Porphyrio madagascariensis)
    10
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    2420
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    40
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    1260
    247Lapwing, African Wattled
    (Vanellus senegallus)
    20
    251Sandpiper, Curlew
    (Calidris ferruginea)
    10
    256, Ruff
    (Calidris pugnax)
    10
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    50
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    360
    304Tern, White-winged
    (Chlidonias leucopterus)
    170
    305Tern, Whiskered
    (Chlidonias hybrida)
    500
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    10
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    450
    1016, Mallard
    (Anas platyrhynchos)
    80
    10006Duck, Domestic
    (Anas platyrhynchos)
    100
    10015, Hybrid Mallard
    (Anas hybrid)
    60


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    Saturday 25 May 2024 06:07
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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