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Cape Recife Reclamation Works (34012541)

Eastern Cape

Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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The settling ponds of a sewage works, with reedbeds which hold Little Bittern, Purple Heron, African Rail, Black Crake and Purple Gallinule. Small to moderate numbers of 41 waterbird species are recorded; most species for which reasonable counts exist appear to be commoner in winter, with the exception of Egyptian Goose, Yellowbilled Duck, Cape Shoveller and Grey- headed Gull. Few Palearctic migrants are recorded. Threats include sedimentation and eutrophication. Comprised of: Large freshwater stilling pond (receives treated effluent from sewerage works), Small freshwater stilling pond (receives water from Pond 1).

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax127.60191  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.574   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata219.6555   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus27.0422   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.9415   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra14.3111
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa410.5017   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.001   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.001
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata658.06138   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.252
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.427   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis13.337   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca15.0813   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis223.1485   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus115.0779   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii11.502   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus14.2720   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.906   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.303   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.048   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.006   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus26.6013   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash16.7522   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus22.002   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.087
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.8211   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus28.8418   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.0011   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.102-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea33.003  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana29.0030   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii19.6733   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus22.333   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.745  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota11.602   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.003   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.2720   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia12.003   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus23.004   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.328
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:07
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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