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Leeuwpan (26352857)

Mpumalanga

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1994-07-24
Brief_description
A large dam with fringing reeds and sedges, and open shoreline. Herons and spoonbills nest in nearby eucalyptus trees and on islands. Numbers of most waterfowl species are higher in winter; this trend is enhanced by exceptional counts in winter 1995, especially of Blacknecked Grebe, Hadeda Ibis, Whitefaced Duck, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Yellowbilled Duck and Red- billed Teal. Good numbers of Redknobbed Coot occur all year (nationally significant numbers in winter); Southern Pochard were numerous from winter 1995 to summer 1996; Greater Flamingos occurred from winter 1994 to winter 1995. Cormorant and Darter numbers peak in summer. 23 Great Crested Grebe in summer 1997; good summer counts of Glossy Ibis in 1995 and Cape Teal in 1995-96. Threats include disturbance from boating, water-skiing and angling.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
256Calidris pugnax274.09250  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta115.7597   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata3191302.253823 2500 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus435.17138   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus155.27221  130
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea2020.0020   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa17.7026   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa24.5010   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor16.2519   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa355.14192  75
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A217.6750
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus1616.0016   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata259.22327   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata247.97310   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer22.002
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.005   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.298   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.634   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis165.30221   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus292.61323   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1123.50519   
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A257728.501200
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica22.002   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser55.005
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca2185.361360   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis128.33186   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis248.45122   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus117.81585025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis139.26242   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.144   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus148.53325   
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus22.002
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.0070   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.799   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.1921   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.745   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.603   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.0528   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus118.6471   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash18.8469   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.673
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.7010
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.333   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus326.23128   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus13.1411   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.758
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis22.002   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus13.005   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula216.4466   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius129.50300   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris18.1937   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma136.72136   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni124.0068 50 
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.0012  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea222.30154  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.2022   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.4311   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana28.0018   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii111.1350   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.756   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.5916   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus116.3692   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta155.57500   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.202   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.405  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota212.5041   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis112.1839   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha260.00903   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia137.0073 6820
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.334
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida17.4535   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus130.00204   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A687.11258
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis212.1643
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava12.003
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:27
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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