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Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary (27483048)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1997-01-30
Brief_description
A permanent marsh below a sewage plant. Diverse habitats, including extensive reedbeds, a small dam and a river. The site was first counted in 1997; it is notable for the presence of African Rail (the larger number counted in winter is unusual), Black Crake and Redchested Flufftail, and for good counts of Yellowbilled Duck (winter) and Blacksmith Plover (summer). The site obviously has potential to hold more species. Important threats are vandalism, refuse dumping, informal settlement, and the spread of alien plants.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta12.144   
256Calidris pugnax120.9172  
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.001
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta11.001  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata28.8521   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus111.72173   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus16.5833   
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla11.502
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra27.7624
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum12.575   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.6017   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.906   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1010.0010
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata112.7174   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata233.26105   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.783
58Egret, GreatArdea alba44.004   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.202   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis1156.14827   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa15.7014
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca110.0430   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis150.81255   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.009   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.502   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax22.002  
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.2811   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.335   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.247   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.252   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.253   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus242.05193   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.504   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash119.1767   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.672  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.382
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.382
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.425
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus123.8776   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus214.0374   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata22.002
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris18.4127   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.672   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens18.5223
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos33.504  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola119.8769   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.832   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii11.602   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis15.9522   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.578  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta121.0078   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.808  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota111.4545   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis22.673   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha19.5728   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.8241
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Saturday 23 October 2021 05:19
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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