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Vaal River Taaibosspruit to Suikerbos (26452752)

Free State

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Date_registered
2016-02-16
Brief_description
Count performed by boat on Vaal River from Stonehaven-on-Vaal to Taaibosspruit and up the navigable part of the Taaibosspruit, one side of the river bank going, the other when returning.
Physical_features
River and tributary

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
1016Anas platyrhynchos22.002
256Calidris pugnax219.3335  
10015Anas hybrid22.002
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta27.6023   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.869   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata121.50113   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus719.7267   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus210.7142   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.898
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa422.1775   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa110.5331   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos13.005
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor26.5011   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A113.1350
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata29.6745   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata242.06144   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer13.276
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.003   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.6312   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis332.53101   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus3545.0055   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor44.004   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser12.117
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca74136.61273   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis131.93217   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis22.002   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis115.5644   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus120.3379   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca12.433   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax14.2510   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.5712   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath14.7510   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.502   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.388   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides15.3319   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.008   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus15.0012   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus115.1537   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash1448.78131   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima13.418
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus110.4129
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.9214
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus114.6753   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus11139.61417   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus18.7923   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.001
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius11.001   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.333   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13.678   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii25.1016   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.6012   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.803   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus14.5011   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis12.003   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.003  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota44.004   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.502   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha113.7559   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia14.6313   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida118.0069   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus15.6713   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A120.5040
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis210.0620
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:01
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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