Table 5. Twenty most important species influencing the maintenance risk in our model ranked per risk factor (decreasing ranking) and sum across the 5 RFs values for the last column (Maintenance Risk) ; A = Abundance dynamic RF; G = intraspecies mixing dynamic RF; M = interspecies mixing dynamic RF; J = proportion of juvenile in the population dynamic RF;; F = feeding non-dynamic RF; Maintenance Risk = sum of the ranks of the preceeding 5 RFs per species.

Species Family Order A G M J F Maintenance Risk
White-faced Duck Dendrocygnidae Anseriformes 2 3 4 1 1 11
Red-billed Teal Anatidae Anseriformes 1 1 9 5 1 17
African Jacana Jacanidae Charadriiformes 5 18 1 15 1 40
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocoracidae Ciconiiformes 3 7 2 6 28 46
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocoracidae Ciconiiformes 7 11 7 20 28 73
Grey-headed Gull Laridae Charadriiformes 4 9 5 57 1 76
Black Crake Rallidae Gruiformes 23 42 6 21 1 93
Red-knobbed Coot Rallidae Gruiformes 11 5 35 26 21 98
Egyptian Goose Anatidae Anseriformes 13 23 20 44 1 101
Grey Heron Ardeidae Ciconiiformes 17 53 3 27 1 101
Cattle Egret Ardeidae Ciconiiformes 9 10 13 51 21 104
Glossy Ibis Threskiornithidae Ciconiiformes 18 27 33 7 21 106
Black Heron Ardeidae Ciconiiformes 19 32 24 34 1 110
Kittlitzs Plover Charadriidae Charadriiformes 8 8 41 41 27 125
Common Moorhen Rallidae Gruiformes 31 45 18 36 1 131
Spur-winged Goose Anatidae Anseriformes 43 17 61 2 17 140
Yellow-billed Egret Ardeidae Ciconiiformes 32 63 17 30 1 143
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornithidae Ciconiiformes 21 25 36 33 38 153
Squacco Heron Ardeidae Ciconiiformes 27 62 8 56 1 154
Southern Pochard Anatidae Anseriformes 36 28 53 11 41 169