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Stewards Pan (26122817)


Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status STATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A 12 ha permanent open water pan with fringing tall, dense Typha beds which probably result from the constant water level (there is an artificial embankment at the west end of the pan), and nutrient enrichment from a sewage outlet. Greyheaded Gulls breed: 400 nests in June 1985 but only 300 birds were counted in 1992-1994; live gull chicks and injured adults were harvested by local children in 1985 (D.G. Allan). Counts show a winter peak of ibises, African Spoonbill, flamingos (none in summer) and some waterfowl; grebes, cormorants and herons are recorded only in summer. The June 1985 count recorded about 20 Purple Gallinule and 20 Moorhen. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax15.009  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata337.87203   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus13.099   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.606   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.004
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.7511   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.006   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor11.332   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa15.5315   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata17.5440   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata15.0718   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis111.9250   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus224.7890   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor145.60154   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca14.4621   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis14.2717   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.336   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.0413   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia55.005   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus1747.57385910005003000
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.886   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.574   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.334   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata23.004   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1325.613522200010003000
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus16.8823   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash16.7317   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus55.005   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima12.003
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis88.008
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.8612   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus05.4225   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.5334   
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis77.007
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis14.6711
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris29.4018   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma25.4213   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola16.6717   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii17.4720   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba111.2535   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus214.5027   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta23.675   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis14.9017  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota14.0912   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis24.006   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.855   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida22.002   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus24.006   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.2223
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