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Laer Potberg Pan (34242034)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority Cape Nature
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA119 - DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2004-12-17
Brief_description
A small 4 hectare pan situated on the foot of the Potberg Mountain. The pan is surrounded by pristine Mountain Fynbos. The pan is particularly important for Spur-winged Goose, particularly during the summer months when they use the pan as a moulting site.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta44.004   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata231.7991   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus12.334   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.804   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea23.004   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.332   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus77.007   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata126.12127   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca28.0029   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis181.32431   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis16.0011   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis214.6436   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.502   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.906   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus23.077   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.556   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius13.007   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.207   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis34.005   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana47.6714   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii117.7252   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.202   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus25.2214   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis313.6731   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.003   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis44.004
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:08
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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