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Prozesky Bird Sanctuary (26452706)

North West

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTS SUSPENDED
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1992-07-29
Brief_description
This site has open water, fringing and emergent vegetation, and shoreline habitat for waders. The good summer 1993 total of 3038 birds included 2363 Cattle Egrets and the maximum counts for Glossy Ibis and Ruff. The summer 1995 count of 1730 birds included 1131 Cattle Egrets. Fulvous Duck were numerous in summer 1994, when maximum counts of Little Stint and Blackwinged Stilt were recorded. Sacred Ibis and Whitefaced Duck are more numerous in winter, while moderate numbers of Redbilled Teal and Southern Pochard occur in summer. The reedbeds contain Purple Heron, Little Bittern, African Rail, Black Crake and Purple Gallinule. Threats are eutrophication, pollution by domestic sewage and pesticides, and overhead powerlines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta12.675   
256Calidris pugnax11130.50250  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta11.001   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1836.6765   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus114.3359   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus14.6711   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra13.836
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor151.67136   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata322.5768   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1116.6724   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer22.002
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta23.004   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis1627.672363   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca35.2511   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis66.006   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis35.8012   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia2222.0022   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus22.002   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca15.2512   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.504   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides16.0016   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus632.60109   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus158.25203   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash22.002   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus22.002   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.003
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.008   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus1419.5029   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus1010.0010   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens55.005   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.334   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma320.5051   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens22.503-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis55.005   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola37.5012   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.001   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii710.6015   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.504   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus417.2059   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1164.33432   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.002   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis17.6714  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota27.3322   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis22.002   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha212.0033   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.001   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.506
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:18
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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