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Danielskuil Pan (28112333)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Two dams and a dam/pan with open shoreline, some shorebird habitat, and almost no fringing vegetation, adjacent to Danielskuil. Formerly, the dam/pan received water from local sewage works. Counts are available for 1996 and 1997, when mainly small numbers of 17 species were recorded, 16 species in summer (only South African Shelduck being missing) and only 3 in winter (SA Shelduck, Threebanded Plover and Cape Wagtail). The most numerous birds in summer were Whitefaced Duck, Blacksmith Plover (a good count of 47 birds in 1997), Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint. Pollution by sewage and domestic refuse is an important threat; mild threats are fishing, and overhead powerlines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata77.007   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata1515.0015   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata23.505   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis110.5020   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca22.002   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis24.507   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea22.503   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus22.002   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus418.2047   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula22.002   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius22.002   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.258   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.502  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea3939.0039  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis66.006   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.502   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus11.001   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta322.5042   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis34.507
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Wednesday 06 December 2023 07:56
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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