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Reichenau Mission Dam (29482938)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1993-01-16
Brief_description
A farm dam with open water, some fringing reeds, some marshy vegetation, and a little exposed mud at low water levels. The commonest waterbirds are Yellowbilled Duck and Redknobbed Coot, both of which show peak numbers in winter. Other waterfowl, and ibises and Dabchick, also peak in winter, but cormorant numbers are higher in summer. Reasonable counts of some shorebirds such as Blacksmith Plover, Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff are recorded in summer. Crowned Crane, African Rail, Purple Gallinule and Halfcollared Kingfisher also occur. Declining Redknobbed Coot numbers contribute significantly to the observed overall decline in total counts during the survey period. Threats include hunting, and adjacent overhead powerlines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1338.481117   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus19.6828   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.573   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.8010
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum03.448   
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus22.002  2
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa01.857   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.673   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.502   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus014.5364   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata13.758   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata361.02350   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis029.21151   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.717   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia02.009   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.202
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus119.6567   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis012.3760   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus00.000   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis568.43521500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia00.671   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.8225   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea01.924   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus19.5395   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus1414.0014   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.5927   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata00.711
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.224
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.107
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus111.4948   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.252
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus115.0358   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax00.501  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.225   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma110.7653   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.302
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax117.5050  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.004  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea4040.0040  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola24.0012   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana110.1974   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii17.3928   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.206   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba02.7217   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus17.5528  
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia7373.0073   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.884  
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota11.673   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha14.7116   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida08.8628   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A55.005
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.0412
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