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Weltevreden Pan: East (26193015)


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Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA019 - CHRISSIE PANS
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A 10 ha sedge pan; open water with much submerged vegetation and fringed with tall, dense, emergent sedges and grasses; the upper shore has Juncus. Two counts (summer and winter 1992), showing much greater bird species numbers and diversity in summer, when the commonest species were Redknobbed Coot (35) and Greenshank (76); the winter count yielded only 6 species and included 30 Little Stint. Counts in Feb. 1986 and 1987 (D.G. Allan) yielded 88 and 129 birds respectively (total 23 species), with maxima of 45 Redknobbed Coot, 60 Marsh Sandpiper, 10 Blackwinged Stilt and only 2 Greenshank. Cattle trampling and grazing affected half of the pan in 1986-87. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
256Calidris pugnax37.0013  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata8170.30608   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus15.2522   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus14.2511   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.0011   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus219.7535   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata11.001   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata222.2564   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.508   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis44.004   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca23.006   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.502   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus29.0019   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis117.0057   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia126.0076   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.332   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.713   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides33.003   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.4018   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.384   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.3325   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus22.673   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris25.338   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma230.5795   
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis33.003   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola16.5021   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii25.3310   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.502   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba33.003   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus14.6711   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta526.5066   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.603  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2020.0020   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha416.7549   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida28.0014   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1223.0034   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis25.3310
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