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Bronkhorstspruit Dam (25542842)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority BirdLife Northern Gauteng & Private
Management status LOCAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1993-01-30
Brief_description
A dam on the Bronkhorstspruit River, with some fringing reedbeds, and sometimes (e.g. summer 1995) with good foraging substrates for shorebirds. A good variety of bird species recorded. Small numbers of Great Crested Grebe regular all year, and of Caspian Tern in winter; high count of Cape Wagtail in winter 1993. Greater Flamingo occurred only in summer 1995. Numbers of Dabchick, cormorants and most waterfowl peak in winter, when good counts of Redbilled Teal and Southern Pochard are noteworthy. Number of species, and total counts, declined during the survey period, possibly related to dam water levels. Important threats are residential development, boating and water-skiing; pollution is a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
1016Anas platyrhynchos12.255
72Scopus umbretta11.504   
10015Anas hybrid22.002
255Calidris alba11.001   
256Calidris pugnax166.96576  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta216.0052   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.935   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata271220.60117465000250010000
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus158.88429   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus130.14234  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra15.0424
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa111.2064   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.506   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor13.6715   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid24.006
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.6324
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata26.0918   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata178.62313   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.444
58Egret, GreatArdea alba13.2916   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.885   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.7463   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis120.66286   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus242.33217   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor17.6719   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser29.5618
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca2120.47500   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis14.2524   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus19.3836 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis157.26338 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.226   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus129.20134   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.2111   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.005   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.527   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.127   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.6656   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.1010   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides13.219   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus19.1595   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus111.0637   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash18.6937   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus16.1117   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.934
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.584
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.764
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus15.2418   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus868.19266   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus133.80183   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis11.001
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.363
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.3016   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius134.34155   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris118.62135   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma114.11112   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni1367.0073310050 
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.5222  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea145.00142  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.5012   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.327   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13.229   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii221.16108   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis19.8077   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.5917   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus113.4650   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta2100.79604   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia77.007  1
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis15.5023   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.959  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota19.4029   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis17.4028   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha138.64259   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia19.3835  20
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A4545.0045
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida133.333231507585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus112.1053   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A233.75160
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.402
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis151.22340
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava02.004
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus11.001   
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 12:10
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
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