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Anglo Reserve (26182830)


Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA021 - BLESBOKSPRUIT
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Part of the Blesbokspruit system, with open water, reedbeds and marshy habitat. Supports a wide variety of waterbirds, usually in small to moderate numbers, but the winter 1994 count was relatively high, with maximum counts of Glossy Ibis, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Yellowbilled Duck and Redbilled Teal. Number of species, total count and total biomass all show a decline during the survey period; winter counts of Greyheaded Gull, Purple Gallinule and several waterfowl are declining, while winter Glossy Ibis numbers crashed after 1994. In contrast, winter numbers of Sacred Ibis are increasing. Egrets, Squacco Heron and Black- crowned Night Heron occur predominantly in summer. Blesbokspruit is severely threatened by discharge of mine water which drastically increases total water volume, maintains artificially high water levels in the dry season, and contains many pollutants, including salt. Reed encroachment is a big problem.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
256Calidris pugnax114.0043  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta411.3331   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.252   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1098.95478   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus17.7330   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.8622   
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla11.001
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra14.0518
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.628   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.9110   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor112.4345   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A18.2240
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata19.3643   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata442.98240   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.864   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.503   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.837   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis124.70147   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus239.29146   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor18.4444   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca117.1284   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis182.97485   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.293   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.6415   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.003   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus119.95196   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus12.1412
166Harrier, Western MarshCircus aeruginosus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.2214   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.386   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.3211   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.814   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.5031   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.245   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides17.4822   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus112.87115   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus162.00529 500 
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash16.1021   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus22.002   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.432
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.534
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.294   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus311.7926   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus126.9279   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata1515.0015
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.001   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.502
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula12.504   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.254   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.2511   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma17.4016   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.583-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.502  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea24.338  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.505   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.564   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana224.46147   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii26.8830   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis17.1024   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.566   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.5213   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta611.6723   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.252   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis14.3210  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota111.9139   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.636   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha221.15107   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida16.0321   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus15.0015   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.503
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.3810
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava13.506
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 11:50
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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