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Korsman Bird Sanctuary (26112818)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-01-24
Brief_description
A small pan with open water and fringing vegetation. Has an impressive variety of waterbirds, with good counts of herons, African Spoonbill, flamingos and Greyheaded Gull. Available counts are not enough to give a good picture of seasonal variations, but some herons, Greater Flamingo and Hadeda seem to be commoner in winter, while Whitefronted, Threebanded, Blacksmith and Wattled Plovers, Avocet and Water Dikkop are commoner in summer. Greater Flamingo numbers have decreased; Greyheaded Gull numbers are rising. Numbers of Little Bittern, Purple Gallinule, and Grass and Marsh Owls, are reasonable. Occasional raw sewage overflow and wandering domestic dogs are potential threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.802
72Scopus umbretta12.003   
256Calidris pugnax18.5712  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta29.8032   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.9210   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata5212.791216   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1414.0014   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus114.7649   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus123.84125   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001-1
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra13.3611
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.3720   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.887   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.673
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor14.8112   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa17.7421   
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata24.006
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.409
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus13.208   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata16.6517   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata19.2965   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.114   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia13.4712   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.1212   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis2115.27397   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis11.001 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1103.45428   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor139.23170   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser212.3129
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca450.65213   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis133.78179   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis55.005   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus16.4019   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.8643   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia99.009   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus1153.5218351000500 
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.7613   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax14.5625   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.4744   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.579   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.7176   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.204   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides15.5823   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.803   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1284.464091200010003000
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus182.93410   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash318.4656   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.755   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima35.677
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus12.809
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis24.007
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus66.006   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.6913   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus216.4083   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus124.70165   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata12.639
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis34.677
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis17.2515
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius78.009   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.6517   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus1919.0019   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma110.1154   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens44.004-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.5012  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea22.503  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis35.8010   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola25.8311   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii211.1152   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis55.506   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba123.28121 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus16.4721   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta112.1328   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis17.4029  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus12.504
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota14.5214   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis13.896   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.4614   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida16.4418   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus322.0058   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus79.5012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A110.5018
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.9141
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Thursday 26 May 2022 04:52
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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