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Neshe Pan (27393224)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-06-30
Brief_description
A shallow natural pan fringed by reeds, grass and some cultivation; floating vegetation can sometimes be extensive. Most waterfowl more numerous in winter, when counts of Whitefaced Duck and Egyptian Goose show recent declines; good for Knobbilled Duck in winter. High winter counts of some waterfowl (including Pygmy Goose), and shorebirds, in only one or two years, and of Curlew Sandpiper in 1992 and Curlew in 1994. Redknobbed Coot recorded only in winter 1992. Important threats are grazing and trampling by livestock, and subsistence agriculture on shorelines; other threats include hunting/trapping, net fishing, and vegetation clearance. Shooting rights recently granted and this may have contributed to the observed decline in the number of species and total counts.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta110.7843  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata139139.00139   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus17.5014   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus19.0243   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.713   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata108108.00108   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.9015   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos120.5463   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor25.509   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A151.00196
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata180.73416   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata114.66170   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis137.45185   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba14.3913   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.3133   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia125.0071   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.102
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber130.40113   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor5173.86471   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus139.36237   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis157.83468   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis15.5014   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.3311   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus23.004   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.006   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca17.8630   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.4422   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.045   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.4811   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.713   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides15.8929   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.2633   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus115.11103   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.001   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus124.4991  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.503
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.328
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus12.675   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus14.8319   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.172
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus22.002   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus15.8022   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.502  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus117.88110   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens13.6715   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula33.003   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius139.00207   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris18.9488   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus12.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni44.004   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola88.008   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus210.7646   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax241.13100  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.755  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15135.00241  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.759   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.0015   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii426.5049   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.339   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba121.94108 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus119.84120  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta13.506   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis19.0034   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.502  
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota26.8220   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha222.11109   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.001   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons217.0030   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.7813
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida110.3345   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus113.2142   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A139.73200
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.863
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.5044
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