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nTshanetshe Pan (27403226)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Conservation status PROTECTED
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A floodplain pan with much emergent grass, some Nymphaea and discontinuous fringing strips of Cyperus. A good selection of wetland birds occurs; most species occur in small numbers, but a globally significant count of Whitebacked Duck was made in winter 1992 (the only record), and large numbers of Whitefaced Duck and Spurwinged Goose in the winters of 1992-1993 winters, when unusually good counts made of other species (Dabchick, Fulvous Duck and Pygmy Goose in 1992; White Pelican, Knobbilled Duck and Egyptian Goose in 1993); 29 Curlew in winter 1994. Most Squacco Herons occur in summer, when vegetation cover is better. Has good potential for Lesser Moorhen. It lies outside of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and suffers from severe bank erosion, grazing and trampling by cattle, and disturbance from hunting, trapping and fishing.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus16.4436   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo15.009   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris22.333
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata2929.0029   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.2818   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor117.0033   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos29.0032   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus2185.33550220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata2136.95882   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata15.8231   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis127.05104   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba13.5816   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.805   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.502   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.383
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.001
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni11.001
43Gannet, AustralianMorus serrator11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus17.7280   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis126.59211   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.7534   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.803   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.182   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.502   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.0022   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.423   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata22.002   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.256   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.146   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides18.0831   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus13.8317   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus26.5022   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.006   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus114.6665  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis22.503  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.504
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.008
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.3118   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.576   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus12.335   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus120.6780   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.673   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.509   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.3119   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola111.6730   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus120.2089   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax13.5010  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.173  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.1315   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba210.4030   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.8021  
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.502   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.1111   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha11.502   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A34.005
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida14.2510   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus13.507   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.505
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.335
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.308
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