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Du Toit's Pan (28462448)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A pan in a mining area near Kimberley; receives water from mines and a sewage farm. Comprises two pans separated by Phragmites reedbeds; one has open water and reeds, the other has mudflats when water is low. Counts have been in progress since summer 1996 and have identified 30 waterbird species. The summer 1997 count totalled only 75 birds, whereas in summer 1996, 643 birds were counted, including the maximum counts of all the Palearctic shorebirds except Little Stint, and also the maxima for Blackwinged Stilt, Whitewinged Tern, Yellowbilled Duck, Cape and Redbilled Teal, and Cape Shoveller. Numbers of Dabchick, Reed Cormorant, Darter, Moorhen and Redknobbed Coot peak in winter, and the only record of Lesser Flamingo, 289 birds, was in winter 1996. Bird movements occur between this pan and other wetlands in the Kimberley area, including Kamfers Dam. An important threat is pollution from sewage; mild threats are reed encroachment, and boating on the open pan.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax2270.601102  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta12.255   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata264.13188   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus16.2919   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus14.5013   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.2912   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.001   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos33.003   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata317.8972   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.332
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis110.2524   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor289289.00289   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca34.005   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis22.002   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis315.5027   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus15.2512   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala22.002   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.674   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus26.4311   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.1023   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius1111.0011   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.509   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma14.507   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea321.0037  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis119.2066   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.673   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13.388   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii26.2020   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus213.7551   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta431.7590   
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota1515.0015   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis29.6026   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha116.3343   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus137137.00137   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.673
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.334
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Thursday 25 July 2024 08:26
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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