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Leeupan (26142819)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-02-28
Brief_description
A 40 ha open-water pan; shoreline grass/sedge, and Phragmites on an island. Whitebreasted Cormorant, African Spoonbill and Blackheaded Heron breed. Important for Great Crested Grebe in summer; good numbers of Whitebacked Duck (summer peak), flamingoes (most in winter), Redknobbed Coot, Greyheaded Gull (summer peak) and Cape Wagtail (winter peak). Sacred Ibis counts show a severe decline since 1992-1993, as do winter counts of Greater Flamingo and Redknobbed Coot. The high biomass in winter 1993 reflects an exceptional count of Spurwinged Goose. Sewage overflow enters the closed pan system, while squatter encroachment has been a critical threat since 1996, resulting in a dramatic decline in bird numbers.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta212.4031  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata40332.981960   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus223.31140   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo16.2922   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.505
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa18.5535   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.256   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor121.4066   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa12.714   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.505
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus225.57132 110 
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata251.93786   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata210.0049   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis156.50372   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba13.5712   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.3311   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.602   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1120.88707 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor973.75202   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus244.22275   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis133.50255   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis44.004
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis24.337   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus114.21605025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis113.4537   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.673   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus1148.51653 500 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca12.236   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.1844   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.383   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.125   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides13.227   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1139.091101 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus140.86386   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.2730   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.174  
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus15.2221   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus132.53131   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.6416   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.8013  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis66.006
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus55.005   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius29.0630   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris210.5842   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma212.0535   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax18.3321  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos17.0023  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea313.3345  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis19.2726   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.0012   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.755   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii210.4026   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.6518   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba19.5354   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus113.4465  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta115.9377   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia114.0027   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.002   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.937  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis19.4641   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota25.4612   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha212.3541   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida211.9261   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1172.251300 1000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus27.0012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A29.0021
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis133.23125
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava211.0020
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