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So Ver Myn Dam (28132431)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A farm dam, with an open shoreline, fairly suitable for waders. Summer and winter counts for 1996-97 yielded small numbers of a reasonable variety of waterbirds, with Dabchick being more numerous in winter and cormorants in summer. Some waterfowl, and Redknobbed Coot, have higher summer counts, others are more numerous in winter, but numbers are too small to give a good indication of patterns of occurrence. Non-Palearctic shorebirds are commoner in winter, when peaks of Kittlitz's and Threebanded Plovers, Avocet and Blackwinged Stilt are recorded. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.172   
256Calidris pugnax234.33167  
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.332
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta15.8315   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata16400.171061   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus115.0546   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus17.0852   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.008   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa130.31362 21575
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.7817
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus117.2774   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata218.7538   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata232.77126   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer22.503
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.673   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.142   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta17.2523   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis18.2136   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus232.0964   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor33.003   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca18.8641   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis13.609   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus19.8028 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis6106.00399 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.0810   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus17.6716   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.694   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.806   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.838   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus14.8613   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus33.003   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus113.8641   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus44.004   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.502   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius117.64110   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.7957   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma119.6199   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.672  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea216.5042  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.3624   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola112.8982   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana124.45143   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii243.50250 175 
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.6412   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus219.1487   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta124.2954   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia44.004  1
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis26.0012   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis29.0022   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha110.6356   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida3123.002791507585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus177.30490   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A225.0067
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.2042
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Tuesday 25 June 2024 12:33
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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