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nTshanetshe Pan (27403226)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Conservation status PROTECTED
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A floodplain pan with much emergent grass, some Nymphaea and discontinuous fringing strips of Cyperus. A good selection of wetland birds occurs; most species occur in small numbers, but a globally significant count of Whitebacked Duck was made in winter 1992 (the only record), and large numbers of Whitefaced Duck and Spurwinged Goose in the winters of 1992-1993 winters, when unusually good counts made of other species (Dabchick, Fulvous Duck and Pygmy Goose in 1992; White Pelican, Knobbilled Duck and Egyptian Goose in 1993); 29 Curlew in winter 1994. Most Squacco Herons occur in summer, when vegetation cover is better. Has good potential for Lesser Moorhen. It lies outside of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and suffers from severe bank erosion, grazing and trampling by cattle, and disturbance from hunting, trapping and fishing.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax13.5010  
72Scopus umbretta11.182   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus16.4436   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus15.009   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra22.333
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata2929.0029   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.2818   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor117.0033   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos29.0032   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus2185.33550220110250
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata2175.68989   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata15.8231   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.383
58Egret, GreatArdea alba13.5816   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.502   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.805   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis127.05104   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.001
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni11.001 
43Gannet, AustralasianMorus serrator11.001
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus120.2089   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca17.4780   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis125.74211   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.7534   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.803   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.502   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.8922   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.423   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.296   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.146   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides18.0831   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata22.002   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus13.9517   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus26.5022   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash12.916   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus114.5965   
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis22.503   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.504
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.008
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.3118   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.256   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus12.335   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus130.5790   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.673   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.509   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.3119   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola111.6730   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.173  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.1315   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba212.6435   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.7521   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.502   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.2011   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha11.502   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia22.002   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A34.005
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida14.2510   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus13.507   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.505
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.335
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.308
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