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Rolfes Pan (26102813)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1994-07-23
Brief_description
A semi-permanent freshwater pan with dense submergents, emergent grasses and sedges, and beds of Typha and Phragmites. Greyheaded Gulls breed on an island; during the survey period very few were recorded in summer, and winter numbers were very low in 1993 and 1996. The only other species recorded in large numbers is Sacred Ibis, from winter 1994 through to winter 1995. Spurwinged Goose is almost exclusively of winter occurrence, numbers having apparently declined greatly since 1995. Recorded numbers of Purple Gallinule are consistently higher in winter; Moorhen and Redknobbed Coot counts are decreasing. Important threats include continuing industrial development encroaching on the shoreline, landfill on the pan perimeter, severe pollution from industrial effluent and solid waste, and unrestricted access. The count is conducted from three vantage points. Point A, from the balcony of Messrs Thembelihle Equipment. Point B, from the parking spot in the northeast. Point C, from the balcony of Messrs Zultrans.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.504   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata240.49304   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus111.07105   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo13.6413   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.005
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa18.7033   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.502   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor13.758   
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid44.004
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa22.002   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.504
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata13.0014   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata14.0011   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis1110.00330   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.8915   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.673   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber17.0016   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus211.8031   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis111.5555   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus15.2722   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis16.3718   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus184.70668 500 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca12.6211   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala15.3013   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.442   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata12.144   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.8313   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.383   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.507   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1181.941231 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus254.69430   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.0619   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.004  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.252
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.334   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.6058   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus16.7623   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.788  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.8410   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma15.8817   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.753   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii24.677   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.255   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus22.002  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta12.676   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis13.5914  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota15.5019   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha88.008   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida26.3320   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus23.505   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.5318
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