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Polokwane (Pietersburg) Bird Sanctuary (23512927)

Northern Province

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1997-02-01
Brief_description
A reserve with dams and a seasonal marsh. The count for summer 1997 shows some notable concentrations of waterbirds, including a good count of Knobbilled Duck (the only high summer count from any site during the survey period) and the highest summer count of Sacred Ibis from any site. The count of Southern Pochard is good for an area where this duck is not widespread; there were also reasonable counts of Redbilled Teal, Hottentot Teal, Maccoa Duck and Wattled Plover for the region. Halfcollared Kingfisher also occurs. A threat is the presence of overhead power lines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.001   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus22.002   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata322.2756   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus26.5319   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo218.6150   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris210.2322
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa18.1034   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.001   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos314.0022   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa45.006   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus2538.5052   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata3130.94880   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata212.8243   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis129.2674   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba123.0048   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.696   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.953
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus112.90125   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.4312   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis210.3637   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.5627   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.935   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.206   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata15.2118   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.503   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.296   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus467.33420   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus13.3812   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.4316   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus17.2914  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis1414.0014  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.252
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.673
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.003
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus1212.0012   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus228.2979   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus313.3134   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax17.9422  
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.502  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.1312   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma117.9157   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.752
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax358.64145  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.8314  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis141.00220   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola156.74235   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii23.336   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis44.004   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba25.008   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus212.9467  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta316.0042   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia11.502   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis13.336  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota16.6918   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha319.4171   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1010.0010
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1017.3330
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.8714
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara44.004
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