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    Witbank Dam (25532918)

    Mpumalanga

    Card 7098
    Compiler 2129
    Location code 25532918Witbank Dam (Mpumalanga)
    Start date 2006-02-02
    Season SSummer
    Start time 08:07:00
    End time 10:45:00
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 90
    Total Species 39
    Total Count 562
    Wetland Condition 1Full (High tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 2by Boat
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Water level rose to 100% full ¦ 2 weeks ago. Thus many birds hiding in thickshoreline growth.
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    20
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    80
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    300
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    10
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    90
    55Heron, Black-headed
    (Ardea melanocephala)
    30
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    41Confirmed Breeding
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    30
    58Egret, Great
    (Ardea alba)
    60
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    170
    60Egret, Intermediate
    (Ardea intermedia)
    40
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    200
    62Heron, Squacco
    (Ardeola ralloides)
    10
    64Heron, Black
    (Egretta ardesiaca)
    190
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    320
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    30
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    80
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    80
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    240
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    20
    95Duck, African Black
    (Anas sparsa)
    20
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    710
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    70
    102Pochard, Southern
    (Netta erythrophthalma)
    20
    208Swamphen, African
    (Porphyrio madagascariensis)
    10
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    913Confirmed Breeding
    228Jacana, African
    (Actophilornis africanus)
    20
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    70
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    1090
    247Lapwing, African Wattled
    (Vanellus senegallus)
    20
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    20
    264Sandpiper, Wood
    (Tringa glareola)
    20
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    90
    304Tern, White-winged
    (Chlidonias leucopterus)
    70
    395Kingfisher, Giant
    (Megaceryle maxima)
    10
    397Kingfisher, Malachite
    (Corythornis cristatus)
    10
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    390
    689Wagtail, Western Yellow
    (Motacilla flava)
    20
    10004Goose, Domestic
    (Anser anser)
    10


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    Saturday 25 May 2024 07:02
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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