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Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary: Pans (33561828)

Western Cape

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A pan on the floodplain of the Black River; has deeply flooded, dense fringing Phragmites and some Typha; also some seasonal reedy habitat. In summer, the site attracts good numbers of Yellowbilled Duck (one high count), Blacksmith Plover, and Kelp and Hartlaub's Gulls; Moorhen is a fairly common resident, and the site also holds Purple Gallinule and Black Crake; Little Bittern should occur. The site is threatened by the proposed widening of the Black River channel, and also by eutrophication, pollution by sewage and industrial waste, hunting and trapping, vegetation cutting, and by the encroachment of alien vegetation.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
1016Anas platyrhynchos25.008
10015Anas hybrid11.001
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta44.004   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata133.12150   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus15.9117   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.334   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.759   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.605   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.332
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa33.003   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A24.507
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus25.5712   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata113.5730   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata535.00165   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.004   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.719   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis19.9170   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser44.004
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca18.5523   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.332   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis12.634   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia44.004   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii1887.94226 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus116.5566   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax111.0018   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.804   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.228   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.204   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.0623   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus13.758   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash25.0012   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.753
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.332
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.713
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus126.90151   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.3720   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.252   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.807   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma49.0017   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea44.004  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola99.009   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii312.3530   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.6710   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.309   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus25.4418   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.827  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha113.6159   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo22.002   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus23.675   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.3310
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Saturday 02 December 2023 06:53
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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