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Mavuya Pan (28303212)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A semi-permanent freshwater pan with fringing and emergent vegetation and variably extensive Nymphaea cover; a causeway crosses the pan at its narrowest (central) point. Compared to summer totals, winter counts of the commoner bird species are high, often because of exceptionally good counts in a single winter: Reed Cormorant, African Spoonbill, Grey Heron, Great White Heron, Egyptian Goose and Yellowbilled Stork in 1994; Yellowbilled Egret, Cattle Egret and Spurwinged Goose in 1995 (note high biomass figure due to Spurwing numbers); Whitebacked Duck and Redbilled Teal in 1997. Blackwinged Stilt is recorded only in winter. Variation in African Jacana numbers presumably reflects variations in floating vegetation cover. Potential threats are duck hunting and the replacement of grassland by sugar cane.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta45.006  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata140.47136   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus110.6865   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.333   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.608
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.558   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos33.003   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor356.10264   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A217.5070
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus140.17162 110 
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata181.70574   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata116.8383   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis121.56150   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba110.50119   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.6022   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia318.7540   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.574
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus113.5084   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1106.77979  750
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.4733   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia24.758   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca33.003   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.402   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.463   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.2011   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.455   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides13.1713   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.674   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus13.7112   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus130.7696  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis11.001  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.533
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus24.336   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.259   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.082
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus116.57156   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus518.0031   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens13.004   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma15.2515   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola25.678   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus116.8090   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.252
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax159.33116  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos33.003  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea113113.00113  
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba114.0039   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus318.1154  
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia11.001   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus13.005   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis719.0031   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis110.8736  
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota19.4036   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha38.6022   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia12.504   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons34.005   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii11.001   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A23.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida58.0011   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus14.6712   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.7824
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis11.001
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