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Hamilton Pan (26193023)


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Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information SA019 - CHRISSIE PANS
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A reed pan of 25 ha, more than 95% of its area covered by dense, emergent Phragmites; it has a narrow peripheral ring of open water with dense submergents. Only one count available (February 1992), recording few birds of 14 species. A count in August 1985 (D.G. Allan) totalled 111 birds of 15 species, including 12 Purple Gallinule, 18 Moorhen, 21 Redknobbed Coot and 2 African Marsh Harrier. The reedbed has held hundreds of roosting Eastern Redfooted Kestrels. This site should be counted regularly. A small stream arises close to the northeast edge of the pan; if this erodes back it could drain the entire basin. No other threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata13.227   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus11.833   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.001   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum110.0019   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata19.0017   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata111.6945   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.502   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca22.002   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.502   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.755   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.502   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus110.3317   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.003   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.832   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus14.009   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.1126   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma24.507   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.142   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii22.002   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.252   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis66.006   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.503  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota25.5012   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.8815   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
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Tuesday 07 February 2023 10:58
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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