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Korsman Bird Sanctuary (26112818)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-01-24
Brief_description
A small pan with open water and fringing vegetation. Has an impressive variety of waterbirds, with good counts of herons, African Spoonbill, flamingos and Greyheaded Gull. Available counts are not enough to give a good picture of seasonal variations, but some herons, Greater Flamingo and Hadeda seem to be commoner in winter, while Whitefronted, Threebanded, Blacksmith and Wattled Plovers, Avocet and Water Dikkop are commoner in summer. Greater Flamingo numbers have decreased; Greyheaded Gull numbers are rising. Numbers of Little Bittern, Purple Gallinule, and Grass and Marsh Owls, are reasonable. Occasional raw sewage overflow and wandering domestic dogs are potential threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta29.8032  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus13.6310   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata5207.661216   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1414.0014   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus116.0649   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo125.55125   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris14.5711
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.5520   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.717   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor14.9312   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa16.8021   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.502
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.409
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus24.008   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata16.6417   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17.0427   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis3136.56397   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.254   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.8610   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia13.9112   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis11.001 
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber4115.83428   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor142.42170   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser313.7129
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus451.71213   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis140.27179   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis34.677
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis55.005   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus17.5319   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis110.2643   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia99.009   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus1177.4618351000500 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.003   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca17.3013   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala18.9044   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.504   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.502   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea16.5576   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.003   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides16.2823   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1314.524091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus183.68402   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash316.1556   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus23.505  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus35.677
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata13.009
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis24.007
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus66.006   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus24.3613   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus214.9744   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus124.76165   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata12.719
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.8617  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis17.2515
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius78.009   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.0817   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus1919.0019   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma29.2054   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens44.004
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax18.0012  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.0012  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea22.503  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis35.8010   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola25.8311   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii211.4452   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis55.506   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba126.40121 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus16.9221  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta113.0028   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis17.8824  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus12.333
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis14.006   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota15.6514   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.4214   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida16.5018   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus322.0058   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus79.5012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A110.5018
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.1741
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