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Vaal River - Stonehaven to Loch Vaal (26442749)

Gauteng

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Date_registered
2016-02-16
Brief_description
Count performed by boat on the Vaal River from Stonehaven-on-Vaal to Boschenvaal, one side of the river bank going, the other when returning.
Physical_features
A River Count

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
1016Anas platyrhynchos23.004
72Scopus umbretta11.332   
10015Anas hybrid44.004
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.826   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata269.44427   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus2020.0020   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus145.71123   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus146.56140  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.605
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa730.61103   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa112.5021   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.677
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor2626.0026   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa44.004   
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata44.004
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A23.004
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata120.7585   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata527.9487   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.175
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta18.2537   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis119.8873   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus6060.0060   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser18.5047
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca304517.39930   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.2311   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.502   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis310.2731   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus112.0866   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus44.004
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca12.506   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.004   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala110.2431   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath15.7215   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.2820   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.1313   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides14.9017   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.909   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus121.06124   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus118.5078   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash92186.33426   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima12.646
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus17.5723
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.365
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus14.7021   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus54336.28719   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus214.9454   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.332   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.827  
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii14.1811   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.502   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.005  
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.502
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota35.007   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis22.002   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha22.503   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia14.439   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.337
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida141.7199 7585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus244.3388   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.252
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis1238.0686
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 11:27
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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