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Rondebult Bird Sanctuary (26182812)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment & Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1993-01-16
Brief_description
Permanent marsh with open water dams, reedbeds and sedgebeds; water comes from the adjacent sewage treatment plant. A good variety of waterfowl is recorded, some species being commoner in summer and others in winter; none occurs in very large numbers. Greater Flamingo numbers fluctuate widely, and Lesser Flamingo is recorded only in winter. Good numbers of Blacksmith Plover occur in summer and reasonable numbers of Avocet and Blackwinged Stilt in summer and winter. Relatively large counts of Dabchick, Sacred Ibis, Cape Teal, Redknobbed Coot, Avocet, Blackwinged Stilt and Greyheaded Gull were recorded in winter 1997. The overall number of species appears to be declining. Important threats are reed encroachment and the irregular water supply to some dams; sedimentation is a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta110.7334  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.502   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata140.55209   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus13.4817   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla11.001
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.759
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.0010   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos5252.0052
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor18.2013   
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa13.147   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata145.31272   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata123.97177   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis18.8116   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber114.5845   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor436.0068   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.001 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser123.2068
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus17.3428   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis113.7890   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis11.001
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.502   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis18.1976   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus115.38128   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.0010   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.0010   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.332   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.252   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.4426   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus125.19138   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash17.5525   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.146   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus120.94110   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus212.0738   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata22.002
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.674  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.004
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.799   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma14.0010   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax552.13179  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos815.5023  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea99.009  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.006   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.003   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii111.0869   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.144   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.805   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus210.9035  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta117.3385   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis13.6113  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis14.6320   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota18.9632   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha19.8645   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.6056   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus12.504   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1717.0017
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.4718
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