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Lake Chrissie (26193013)


Authority Barberton Bird Club
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA019 - CHRISSIE PANS
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A large open pan (1045 ha) with a clay/silt basin and predominantly sandy shoreline; it dries out periodically. Counts in February 1992, and from winter 1996 to winter 1997, show mainly small numbers of a good selection of waterbirds, but noteworthy totals in February 1992 were 50 Greater Flamingo, 700 Lesser Flamingo and 200 Egyptian Goose. Of the nine waterfowl species recorded, numbers of six peak in winter, as do numbers of Redknobbed Coot. Incomplete counts in January-February 1986 (D.G. Allan) included hundreds of Greater Flamingo, thousands of Lesser Flamingo, 630 Curlew Sandpiper, 3000 Ruff, 153 Little Stint and 131 Avocet. Alien fish have been introduced for angling; no other threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax99.009  
1016Anas platyrhynchos29.5017
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1169.75650250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata19172.24605   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus12.006   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.713   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa66.006   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2105.50307
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata55.005   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata115.2336   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
58Egret, GreatArdea alba22.002   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis16.5011   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus5100.28560   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor25561.882300  600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A300350.00400
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca3142.75637   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis15.8124   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus55.005   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis18.4043   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus17.2433   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala24.337   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.673   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.818   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus14.6019   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus415.0037   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.5722   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus110.1624   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus22.002   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.332
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus44.004   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.6325   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris24.9111   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus22.002   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma14.869   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.003  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea22.002  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.675   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.258   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.002   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii213.0654   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis19.0026   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.009   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus23.145   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1105.401000   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota44.004   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis26.8320   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha113.5072   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia22.002   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida516.5028   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus186.33200   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1213.401000
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis115.1737
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