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Bushlands Pan (28053218)


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Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Formerly open water with reedbeds, islands where duck bred, and emergent grass (increased during drought in 1992-93). Now surrounded by Eucalyptus trees, planted 5-6 years ago; as trees grew, pan dried out and open water disappeared; counts were discontinued in 1994. Formerly excellent for waterfowl and shorebirds; even in 1993-94 good counts were made of White Pelican, Whitefaced Duck, African Jacana, Kittlitz's and Threebanded Plovers, Redwinged Pratincole, and Whiskered and Whitewinged Tern. Longtoed Plover occurred formerly. The pan basin is still moist to wet, with dense, grass-dominated vegetation and some Typha; Black Crake and Redchested Flufftail were heard in 1997 (T. Wood). The site will probably dry out completely with further tree growth.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra22.002
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa22.002   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata5274.0096   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.672
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus23.004   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca22.002   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.504   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis22.002   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash22.002   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus811.0014   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis22.002
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus33.003   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus33.003   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus4545.0045   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius5050.0050   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris7575.0075   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola1010.0010   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola44.004   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis33.003   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1414.0014   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida130130.00130 7585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus120120.00120   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis1010.0010
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 12:21
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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