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Klawervlei (34021845)

Western Cape

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Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Farm dam with fringing reeds and formerly up to 25% cover of floating alien Parrot-feather Myriophyllum aquaticum. Attracts a reasonable selection of waterbird species, none in large numbers; commonest species in summer are Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, and Blacksmith Plover; in winter Cattle Egret, Yellowbilled Duck and Redknobbed Coot; small numbers of Ethiopian Snipe occur in summer. Decline evident in number of species and total counts; reason suggested (G. Lamont) for this is recent removal of Parrot-feather manually, and of this and other fringing water plants by herbicide. Although Parrot-feather normally considered a threat (e.g. see Paarl Sewage Works), observations at Klavervlei suggest it may attract birds by providing cover and harbouring invertebrate food. African Jacana no longer occurs but was formerly seen on Parrot-feather, as was single Baillon's Crake; Ethiopian Snipe, Black Crake, Purple Gallinule, Moorhen and Redknobbed Coot were probably attracted to it, and any unusually high numbers of Spurwinged and Egyptian Goose and Yellowbilled Duck tended to concentrate among it.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta3030.0030   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata17.4440   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.109   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.436   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.573
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.1916   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata413.1940   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.132
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.152   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.132   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis110.6270   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca119.19300   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis218.00112   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.0912   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii11.001   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus14.1110   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.783   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.313   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.313   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus15.3017   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus15.009   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.4722   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001   
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.312
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.332
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.4250   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus13.8913   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus18.0029   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.753   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma22.002   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii13.338   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.5015   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba15.2222   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus55.005   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.384  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha13.005   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.001   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo11.001   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus77.007   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.314
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