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Diepsloot Nature Reserve (25572800)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status LOCAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA018- Magaliesberg & Witwatersberg
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-07-01
Brief_description
Includes 11 small dams and pans of the Johannesburg Northern Sewage Works. Diepsloot is a sewage farm with cattle pastures, maize and large reedbeds. Waterbirds are numerous and varied, with peak numbers of cormorants, Darter, egrets, Sacred and Glossy Ibises, and most shorebirds, occurring in summer, and of Dabchick, Hadeda, Southern Pochard, Spurwinged Goose, Red- knobbed Coot and Wattled Plover in winter; Egyptian Goose is common all year. There were exceptionally high winter counts of Whitefaced Duck in 1994 and of Yellowbilled Duck in 1996 and 1997. Little Bittern, Redchested Flufftail, Black Crake and Purple Gallinule occur. There appears to be an overall decline in species numbers and winter count totals. Threats include cattle grazing / trampling, informal housing, and poaching.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.894   
256Calidris pugnax2727.0027  
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.332
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.004   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1799.30252   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus121.9796   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus18.2442   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001-1
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra14.7714
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa115.0041   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.9210   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.502
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor11.001   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos15.3620   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.672   
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula22.002
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus33.003   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata266.93672   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata9105.70245   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.413
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.443   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.065   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.296   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis161.83364   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca35170.91449   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis124.50106   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.189   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis135.2190   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia22.002   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus215.3365   
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.504   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.752   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.2124   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.096   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.5910   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.865   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.887   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus171.57322   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus148.00223   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash4154.35526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.402   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.632
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.503
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.894
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus128.3290   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus1052.68191   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus617.8343   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata99.009
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus22.002   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.403
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.2713   
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina13.174
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma119.5375   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.332   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.928   
1340Shelduck, RuddyTadorna ferruginea11.001
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.332   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii18.0031   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.276   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.175   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus23.004   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis17.4417  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus22.002
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota12.004   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.254   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha13.005   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.502   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus162.25163   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A13.005
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.502
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.819
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava11.332
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 12:21
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