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Mkhombo Dam (25062855)

Mpumalanga

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTS SUSPENDED
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1995-01-14
Brief_description
In summer this dam was counted in 1995 and 1996, while winter counts were made from 1995 to 1997. Summer counts recorded reasonable numbers of only Cattle Egret, Whitefaced Duck, Blacksmith Plover and Ruff, all in 1995. In winter, good numbers of cormorants, Darter, herons, African Spoonbill, Whitefaced Duck, Egyptian Goose, Redbilled Teal and Southern Pochard were recorded. Moderate numbers of Knobbilled Duck, Redknobbed Coot and African Jacana occur in winter, and of Blacksmith Plover in both seasons. Several large heronries were reported in winter 1997, when the dam was full and many acacia trees were standing in water. A severe threat to the habitat is livestock grazing and trampling, while hunting/poaching is an important threat and boating and fishing are mild threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax24225.67603  
72Scopus umbretta11.332   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1112.50327250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata144.90131   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus145.50274   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus167.58274  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.505
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa127.91150   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos18.7120   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata6152.00761   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata216.1844   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer13.228
58Egret, GreatArdea alba13.788   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.833   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta15.5027   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis5110.58449   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus140.0079   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus33.003   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca884.00216   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis221.6797   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus223.67645025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis227.3090   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia111.7142   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus114.4034   
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.8815   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala320.1764   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath16.1014   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea328.1784   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.803   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.677   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus113.4373   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus327.3390   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash25.9112   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus19.3052   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus14.2511
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.6731
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.0013   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus877.17237   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.402   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.502
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula415.5027   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius175.57311   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris430.78132   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus44.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma117.6775   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni482.0016010050 
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola66.006   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.807  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea211211.00211  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis16.5022   
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.001
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola113.4345   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii25.3314   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis56.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba120.1842   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus444.14105   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta643643.00643   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer33.003   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis213.6037   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.003  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota28.2520   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha463.33251   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia17.0020  20
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida28.0020   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus364.50196   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5075.00100
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.3825
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava11.502
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Sunday 03 July 2022 10:42
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
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