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Rondebult Bird Sanctuary (26182812)


Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment & Private
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Permanent marsh with open water dams, reedbeds and sedgebeds; water comes from the adjacent sewage treatment plant. A good variety of waterfowl is recorded, some species being commoner in summer and others in winter; none occurs in very large numbers. Greater Flamingo numbers fluctuate widely, and Lesser Flamingo is recorded only in winter. Good numbers of Blacksmith Plover occur in summer and reasonable numbers of Avocet and Blackwinged Stilt in summer and winter. Relatively large counts of Dabchick, Sacred Ibis, Cape Teal, Redknobbed Coot, Avocet, Blackwinged Stilt and Greyheaded Gull were recorded in winter 1997. The overall number of species appears to be declining. Important threats are reed encroachment and the irregular water supply to some dams; sedimentation is a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax246.56179  
10015Anas hybrid11.001
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta18.7934   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.502   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata136.53209   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus12.9417   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001-1
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla11.001
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.659
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.0010   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos5252.0052
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor19.6717   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa13.3510   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.3311
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.502   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata136.87272   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata121.07177   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.333   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis17.3816   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus113.5045   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor431.6768   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.001 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser122.2468
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca17.8538   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis110.9790   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.332   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis16.6176   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus113.05128   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.333   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.805   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.8910   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.4210   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.292   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.754   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.502   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.8826   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus116.88138   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash17.2825   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.256   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus117.64110   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus110.3638   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata22.002
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis11.001
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.004
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.649   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma13.3310   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos815.5023  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea99.009  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.006   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.003   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii110.0369   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.114   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.675   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus210.0935   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta117.3385   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis13.2813  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota17.9332   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis14.3320   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha17.6945   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.6056   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus12.504   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1717.0017
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.9018
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 12:08
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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