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Nsumo Pan (27403219)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA057 - MKUZI GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-02-02
Brief_description
Large, permanent, freshwater pan with much fringing Phragmites, some marshy areas, variable floating-leaved vegetation (up to 50% Nymphaea cover) and variable open shoreline, depending on water level. The only regular breeding site for Pinkbacked Pelican in southern Africa; c. 50 nests in most years. Yellowbilled Stork apparently resident and breeds in most years; some egrets and ibises also breed. Great variation in counts of species such as Spurwinged Goose, African Jacana and some shorebirds may be at least partly explained by variations in water level and vegetation cover. Winter presence of Knot noteworthy. Decline evident in species numbers and count totals, both summer and winter. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta121.5859  
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus128.52192   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo131.00180  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.735
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa120.83135   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos12.335   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor239.40117   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A216.0030
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus1111.0011   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata183.11488   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata113.3358   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis168.021000   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba118.06228   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.7828   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia13.208   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.724
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber421.11112   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor135.5799   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus153.24219   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1203.89785  750
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.6415   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus12.003   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.202   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca18.0015   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala18.2146   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.736   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata13.2014   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.0928   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides112.0682   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.3057   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus110.6553   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.3950   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus113.79105  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.734
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.3912
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus9595.0095   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.7110   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.4224   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.202
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus16.3316   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.502  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus118.11114   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.252
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus198.421061 900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens1134.00754 500750
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.1714   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius118.9465   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris110.0849   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus88.008   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma22.002   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola11.001   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus12.435   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax750.22162  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos131.00653  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea7139.92452  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis111.9260   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola110.0033   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii11.001   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba129.3984 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus122.5679  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1106.00702   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis22.002   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.755   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis138.00323 250 
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.5021  
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota27.5532   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha218.1461   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons310.0021   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.1416
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida121.0817915075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus221.3688   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus16.5328   
112Vulture, Palm-nutGypohierax angolensis11.001
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A138.06253
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp13.3412
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.2410
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