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Teal Dam (26292841)


Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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The site is a small borrow pit in a rural landscape adjacent to a gravel road. The routine and unusually high abundance of Red-billed Teal, possibly related to the abundance of grain in the surrounding area (both in harvested fields and at the nearby grain storage facility), or due to the proximity of a meandering stream and associated wetlands.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta55.005   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata12.006   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus11.222   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus14.007   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor147147.00147   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus3636.0036   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata19.0034   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata115.09127   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis16.3313   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca13.559   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.502   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus14.679   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash11.001   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus12.005   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris22.503   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii11.332   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta11.001   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha118.8568   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.673   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis11.603
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 10:36
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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