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Mavuya Pan (28303212)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A semi-permanent freshwater pan with fringing and emergent vegetation and variably extensive Nymphaea cover; a causeway crosses the pan at its narrowest (central) point. Compared to summer totals, winter counts of the commoner bird species are high, often because of exceptionally good counts in a single winter: Reed Cormorant, African Spoonbill, Grey Heron, Great White Heron, Egyptian Goose and Yellowbilled Stork in 1994; Yellowbilled Egret, Cattle Egret and Spurwinged Goose in 1995 (note high biomass figure due to Spurwing numbers); Whitebacked Duck and Redbilled Teal in 1997. Blackwinged Stilt is recorded only in winter. Variation in African Jacana numbers presumably reflects variations in floating vegetation cover. Potential threats are duck hunting and the replacement of grassland by sugar cane.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
256Calidris pugnax159.33116  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta45.006   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata138.50136   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus110.6865   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.333   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.608
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.558   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor356.10264   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos33.003   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A217.5070
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus138.88162 110 
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata181.70574   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata116.8383   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.574
58Egret, GreatArdea alba110.50119   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia318.7540   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.6022   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis121.56150   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus116.8090   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca112.7384   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1102.17979  710
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.4733   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia24.758   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.082
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca33.003   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.402   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.463   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.2011   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.455   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides13.0013   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.674   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus13.7112   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus129.1796   
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis11.001   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.533
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus24.336   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.259   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus118.32156   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus518.0031   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens13.004   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma15.2515   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola25.678   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.252-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos33.003  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea113113.00113  
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba114.0039   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus318.1154   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia11.001  1
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus13.005   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis719.0031   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis110.5036  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota19.4036   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha38.6022   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia12.504   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii11.001   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons34.005   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A23.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida58.0011   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus14.6712   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.3024
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis11.001
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Wednesday 28 February 2024 01:30
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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