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Allemanskraal Dam (28182712)

Free State

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Free State Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA044 - WILLEM PRETORIUS GAME RESERVE
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Date_registered
1992-02-04
Brief_description
A large state dam on the Sand River, within the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, an IBA. Globally significant numbers of Egyptian Goose are recorded, and nationally significant numbers of Cattle Egret, African Spoonbill, South African Shelduck and Cape Shoveller (in summer) and Spurwinged Goose (in winter). Most waterfowl, and also Darter, Goliath Heron, Sacred Ibis, Redknobbed Coot, plovers and Greyheaded Gull, are more numerous in summer; Dabchick and Whitebreasted Cormorant are commoner in winter. The high biomass total for winter 1993 reflects exceptionally high counts of Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese. Numbers of Darter and Egyptian Goose are apparently declining. Mild threats are posed by siltation, agrochemical pollution, Eucalyptus encroachment on islands and shoreline, boating, and hunting/poaching.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax1111.88925  
72Scopus umbretta11.604   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta15.1819   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata19595.271987   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus119.14178   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus111.3247   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea11.001   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata13.005   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa152.43568500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa16.4022   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor230.0058   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus66.006   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata276.67660   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata3236.211459 8501000
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.563
58Egret, GreatArdea alba1283.331490500250 
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.447   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta114.93154   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis11109.785400 5000 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus112.1978   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor12.003   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.332
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca21318.734481350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1297.572654 1875710
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis123.7294   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.1821   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus120.0383   
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001 
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca22.002   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.6317   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath216.6242   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea111.2330   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus155.84240   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.759   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.0618   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis22.002
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus4146.08577   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus1313.0013   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula33.003   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius121.17144   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris112.82227   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma191.20649500250460
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11728.889061100501700
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.754  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1100.61568  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.8822   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.402   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana374.67611420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii227.85239 175 
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.754   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba126.82105 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus19.5954   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta192.00637   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis15.5433   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis29.6650   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha138.21327   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia110.28100 6820
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.00129 7585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus147.29252   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A9249.401103
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis131.37255
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus11.001   
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Saturday 04 February 2023 05:07
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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