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Thulazihleka Pan (28473203)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1993-01-09
Brief_description
Shallow pan created by disposal of sludge from harbour construction; nutrient-rich; no inflow/outflow; maintained by rain, seepage and runoff. Much emergent and floating vegetation (Phragmites, Typha, sedges, grass, etc.). Varied avifauna, including 7 rail species. Large counts of Dabchick, African Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Whitebacked Duck, Hottentot Teal, Pygmy Goose, Redknobbed Coot, African and Lesser Jacana, and Whitewinged Tern particularly noteworthy. Waterfowl and flamingos peak in winter. Threats: vegetation cutting, water level manipulation, landfill, solid waste, and pollution (gypsum, fluoride, fertilizers).

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
256Calidris pugnax147.73136  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta116.0032  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.884   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1176.09873   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus161.43426   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus141.24158  130
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla11.502
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra216.8876
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa120.1183   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor110.8330   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus168.73359220110180
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata217.3968   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata145.42168   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.396
58Egret, GreatArdea alba16.3330   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia13.7511   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.3042   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis111.3838   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus4589.40134   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor168.50170   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.001
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus257.60115   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca15.7020   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis19.4644   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus6868.00685025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1108.48400 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.5017   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus131.31280   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.873
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca22.002   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax24.2510  
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.4719   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.508   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea18.6729   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea17.9127   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides113.8653   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.8228   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus17.1158   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.5317   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus136.90121  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis14.1316  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.672
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus15.5729
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.4320
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus15.6517   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus120.14150   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus13.005   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus192.24730  300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens18.3227   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula39.5016   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.5555   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.7815   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma122.9166   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola15.2018   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens15.5015
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos88.008  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea116.6358  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis223.0081   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola123.31152   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii17.0019   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba133.44136 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus118.2774  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta260.63295   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus12.805   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis23.296   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis111.5941  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota129.88166   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis24.006   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha120.0058   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia14.0025  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo15.5010   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons16.8312   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida453.3220015075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1475.13200020001000 
40Tropicbird, White-tailedPhaethon lepturus22.002
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.504
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.4313
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava11.502
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Saturday 23 October 2021 05:07
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