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Slangdraai Dam (28142945)


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Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A dam on the Sundays River, constructed for irrigation purposes. Open water with little fringing vegetation. Counts are available for winter 1995 and summer/winter 1996. High numbers of Redknobbed Coot were recorded in winter 1995, when Yellowbilled Duck numbers were also relatively high. In winter 1996, when waterfowl numbers were low, the overall bird count (102) was only 4% of that in winter 1995 (2491). Egyptian and Spurwinged Goose numbers are apparently high in years when grain crops are grown in the vicinity of the dam. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata3752.002220   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa22.002   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos33.003   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1234.6777   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis1022.5035   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus22.002   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca23150.00300   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis88.008   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala22.002   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus38.0016   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma77.508   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana44.004   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha46.6712   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis68.6712
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Friday 27 January 2023 02:41
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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