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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 minutus11.332   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata10104.74478   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus18.2730   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo13.3822   
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla11.001
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris13.077
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.673   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.002   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor115.0045   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A19.1340
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata110.0043   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata445.81240   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis322.5859   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.604   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.757   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber232.38107   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor14.339   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus118.5984   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis193.77410   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.293   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.0712   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.173   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus426.79196   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca15.1114   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.6511   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.734   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.004   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.084   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides28.3122   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.6070   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus134.47189   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.5021   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus22.002  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.544
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.332   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus39.4620   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.382
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus123.2479   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.006  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.001   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.502
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.254   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.4011   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma17.7816   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.863
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax114.0043  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea24.338  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.405   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.634   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana23.255   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii27.8930   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis18.4024   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.686   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus16.6413  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta611.6723   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.002   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.299  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.806   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota114.1839   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha220.05100   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida15.0621   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus15.2915   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.503
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.5310
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava66.006
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