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Thulazihleka Pan (28473203)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1993-01-09
Brief_description
Shallow pan created by disposal of sludge from harbour construction; nutrient-rich; no inflow/outflow; maintained by rain, seepage and runoff. Much emergent and floating vegetation (Phragmites, Typha, sedges, grass, etc.). Varied avifauna, including 7 rail species. Large counts of Dabchick, African Spoonbill, Purple Heron, Whitebacked Duck, Hottentot Teal, Pygmy Goose, Redknobbed Coot, African and Lesser Jacana, and Whitewinged Tern particularly noteworthy. Waterfowl and flamingos peak in winter. Threats: vegetation cutting, water level manipulation, landfill, solid waste, and pollution (gypsum, fluoride, fertilizers).

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta116.0032  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.884   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1176.09873   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus161.43426   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo141.24158  130
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla11.502
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris216.8876
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa120.1183   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor110.8330   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus168.73359220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata217.3968   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata145.42168   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis111.3838   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba16.3330   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.3042   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia13.7511   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.396
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber4589.40134   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor168.50170   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus15.7020   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis19.4644   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus6868.00685025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1108.48400 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.5017   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus131.31280   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.4719   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.508   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea18.6729   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea17.9127   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides113.8653   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.8228   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus17.1158   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.5317   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus136.90121  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis14.1316  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.672
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata15.5729
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.4320
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus15.6517   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.873
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus120.14150   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax24.2510  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus13.005   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus192.24730  300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens18.3227   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula39.5016   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.5555   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.7815   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma122.9166   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola15.2018   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus257.60115   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens15.5015
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax147.73136  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos88.008  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea116.6358  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis223.0081   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola123.31152   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii17.0019   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba133.44136 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus118.2774  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta260.63295   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus12.805   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis23.296   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis111.5941  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis24.006   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota129.88166   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha120.0058   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia14.0025  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo15.5010   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons16.8312   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida453.3220015075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1475.13200020001000 
40Tropicbird, White-tailedPhaethon lepturus22.002
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.504
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.4313
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.502
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