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Nsumo Pan (27403219)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA057 - MKUZI GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-02-02
Brief_description
Large, permanent, freshwater pan with much fringing Phragmites, some marshy areas, variable floating-leaved vegetation (up to 50% Nymphaea cover) and variable open shoreline, depending on water level. The only regular breeding site for Pinkbacked Pelican in southern Africa; c. 50 nests in most years. Yellowbilled Stork apparently resident and breeds in most years; some egrets and ibises also breed. Great variation in counts of species such as Spurwinged Goose, African Jacana and some shorebirds may be at least partly explained by variations in water level and vegetation cover. Winter presence of Knot noteworthy. Decline evident in species numbers and count totals, both summer and winter. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.202   
256Calidris pugnax750.22162  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta121.5859  
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus130.97192   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus126.07180  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.675
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa120.00135   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor239.40117   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos12.335   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A216.0030
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus1111.0011   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata180.50488   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata112.3858   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.764
58Egret, GreatArdea alba116.62228   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia13.208   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.7328   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis164.381000   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus421.11112   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor135.5799   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus12.435   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca150.57219   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1189.33785  750
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.005   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.6415   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus12.003   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.202
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca18.0015   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.502  
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.6446   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.736   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.0628   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides110.9582   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.0014   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.0057   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus110.6553   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.6250   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus115.17105  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.694
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.7512
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus9595.0095   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.6710   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.0524   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.5016   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus117.59114   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.402
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus193.551061 900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens1131.53754 500750
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.1714   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius118.9465   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris110.0849   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus88.008   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma22.002   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola11.001   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos131.00653  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea7139.92452  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis111.9260   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola110.0033   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii11.001   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba129.1484 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus122.2079  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1106.00702   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis22.002   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.755   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis136.68323 250 
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis14.3321  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota27.5532   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha218.1461   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia22.002   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons310.0021   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A18.2040
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida121.0817915075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus220.5388   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus16.5328   
112Vulture, Palm-nutGypohierax angolensis11.001
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A138.06253
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp13.3312
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.1710
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Saturday 23 October 2021 03:33
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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