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Leeupan (26142819)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-02-28
Brief_description
A 40 ha open-water pan; shoreline grass/sedge, and Phragmites on an island. Whitebreasted Cormorant, African Spoonbill and Blackheaded Heron breed. Important for Great Crested Grebe in summer; good numbers of Whitebacked Duck (summer peak), flamingoes (most in winter), Redknobbed Coot, Greyheaded Gull (summer peak) and Cape Wagtail (winter peak). Sacred Ibis counts show a severe decline since 1992-1993, as do winter counts of Greater Flamingo and Redknobbed Coot. The high biomass in winter 1993 reflects an exceptional count of Spurwinged Goose. Sewage overflow enters the closed pan system, while squatter encroachment has been a critical threat since 1996, resulting in a dramatic decline in bird numbers.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax18.3628  
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta19.7831   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.673   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata22282.051960   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus122.67174   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus15.3422   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.005
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa17.0335   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.5811   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor125.4587   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.0615   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A13.005
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus225.57132 110 
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata245.90786   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata111.3649   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.5412   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.309   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.8220   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis155.64372   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1109.03707 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor150.79202   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca243.91275   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis125.94255   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis13.638   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus111.28605025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis114.9573   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.673   
2062Gull, Great Black-backedLarus marinus77.007
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus1133.39653 500 
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.3510   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax15.6715   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.2044   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.303   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.278   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides14.7934   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata22.002   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1171.251158 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus153.55386   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash16.8630   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.427   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.502
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus14.8821   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus139.16172   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus116.55156   
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis44.004
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis13.506
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus55.005   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius17.9530   
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris19.3442   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma211.0735   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos17.8623  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea313.3345  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis18.1526   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.7112   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.835   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii210.5253   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.6120   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba17.7454   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus111.0865   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta114.8977   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia114.0027  1
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.002   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis15.3821  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota15.9513   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis18.9341   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha214.0852   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia12.255   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida110.7161   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1108.771300 1000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus27.0012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A29.0021
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis124.91125
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava211.0020
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 12:19
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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