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Anglo Reserve (26182830)


Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA021 - BLESBOKSPRUIT
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Part of the Blesbokspruit system, with open water, reedbeds and marshy habitat. Supports a wide variety of waterbirds, usually in small to moderate numbers, but the winter 1994 count was relatively high, with maximum counts of Glossy Ibis, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Yellowbilled Duck and Redbilled Teal. Number of species, total count and total biomass all show a decline during the survey period; winter counts of Greyheaded Gull, Purple Gallinule and several waterfowl are declining, while winter Glossy Ibis numbers crashed after 1994. In contrast, winter numbers of Sacred Ibis are increasing. Egrets, Squacco Heron and Black- crowned Night Heron occur predominantly in summer. Blesbokspruit is severely threatened by discharge of mine water which drastically increases total water volume, maintains artificially high water levels in the dry season, and contains many pollutants, including salt. Reed encroachment is a big problem.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta411.3331  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.292   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1093.94478   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus17.6730   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo13.1222   
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla11.001
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris14.3718
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.443   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.579   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor113.3145   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A19.1340
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata19.3643   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata445.51240   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis218.4459   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.834   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.807   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.503   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber231.27107   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor110.0044   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus117.4484   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis192.36485   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.293   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis03.5012   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.003   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus122.76196   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.4714   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.6011   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.614   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.7531   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.295   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides17.7822   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.7470   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus141.22322   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.2521   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus22.002  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.504
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.004   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus310.4126   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.362
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus125.0079   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.556  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.001   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.502
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.254   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.3111   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma17.4016   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.703
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax114.0043  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.002  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea24.338  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.505   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.634   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana26.0018   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii27.1830   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis17.1024   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.646   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.7213  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta611.6723   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.332   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.6210  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.676   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota112.1439   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha219.04100   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida15.2021   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus15.0015   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.503
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.5310
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava66.006
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Tuesday 25 June 2019 07:10
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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