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Lydenburg Fisheries (25073028)


Authority Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Trout dams on the Sterkspruit River, with open water and some fringing reedy vegetation. Counts are available only for summer and winter 1997, when 19 species were recorded in summer and 16 in winter, with a very similar total count in each season. The commonest species, Sacred Ibis, was more numerous in winter, while Blacksmith Plover was common in both seasons; Reed Cormorant, Cattle Egret and Hadeda Ibis were commoner in summer. Purple Heron and African Black Duck are noteworthy. Important threats are the closing down of the fisheries station, which will affect the water supply to the dams, and suspected poisoning of birds, particularly Sacred Ibis, at a nearby rubbish dump. Other threats include livestock grazing/trampling, and overhead powerlines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta13.598   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata11.753   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus18.6223   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.332   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.625   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata26.8011   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata13.3310   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.252
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis117.9667   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca15.0813   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis12.255   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.502   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.885   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.007   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.573   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus112.1354   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash110.2531   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.584
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.694
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.784
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.003   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus415.1043   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus22.002   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata11.001
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.573   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos23.257  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.674   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis33.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.865   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta12.003   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha23.004   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.252
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.505
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.0418
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara22.002
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Wednesday 28 February 2024 01:28
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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