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Marievale Bird Sanctuary: Area B (26212831)


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IBA information SA021 - BLESBOKSPRUIT
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An IBA and part of the Blesbokspruit Ramsar site. Has extensive Phragmites and Typha reedbeds, also sedgebeds, wet grass, and open water with floating-leaved vegetation. Good numbers of Glossy Ibis, Yellowbilled Duck and Redknobbed Coot occur all year; Squacco Heron may be quite common in summer. Hottentot Teal and Spurwinged Goose numbers peak in winter. A good selection of rails occurs, and Spotted Crake is also recorded. Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Grass Owl and Marsh Owl also occur. Increases are apparent in the number of species (summer and winter) and total count (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. The CWAC site known as "Marievale Area B" is the area opened up due to the spraying of the reed beds to manage the the reed encroachment. This includes sections A, B, C, and D.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta128.38122  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.825   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata36163.81357   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus119.5054   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo15.2618   
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla22.002
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris15.3617
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.3614   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.115   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos1313.0013   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor18.1034   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A17.7519
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata13.7912   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata3081.70202   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis114.5030   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.909   
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.001   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.502   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber113.6749   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor11.252   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.804
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa33.003 
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus214.2042   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1244.481272  750
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.432   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis17.4339   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.5818   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus19.2922   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.502   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.5014   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.8716   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.316   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.1417   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.107   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides16.0612   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.0533   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus123.88113   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.1433   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.402  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.006
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.216
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus623.6571   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.432
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus842.74118   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.255  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.573
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis22.503  
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.004   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.1728   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma28.0017   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens14.4413
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax149.33125  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos25.509  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea17.7528  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.0014   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.9221   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.754   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii116.2851   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis120.5762   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.6218   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus217.2947  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta118.6758   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia55.005   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.755   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis117.5660 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis15.0011   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota330.5074   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha157.72291   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida116.0640   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus115.00160   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.2618
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava1616.0016
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