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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
72Scopus umbretta11.332   
256Calidris pugnax24188.00603  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1112.50327250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata180.09432   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus150.08274   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus165.62274  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.505
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa125.67150   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos17.8820   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata6141.17761   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata217.5044   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer13.308
58Egret, GreatArdea alba16.0026   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.436   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta15.7327   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis5109.77449   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus140.0079   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus33.003   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca881.77216   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis226.5097   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus223.67645025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis232.0990   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia111.5042   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus113.5034   
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca17.7831   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala318.1464   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath16.1814   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea329.1584   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides15.3323   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.677   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus112.7573   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus329.5790   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash25.9212   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus115.2775   
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus14.2511
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis18.2031
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.0013   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus877.38237   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus14.5020   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.502
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.502   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula432.0065   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius176.13311   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris227.90132   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus44.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma116.1475   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni482.0016010050 
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola66.006   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.177  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea211211.00211  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis17.2022   
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.001
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola114.2545   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii25.8614   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis56.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba119.3342   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus443.75105   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta52347.50643   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer33.003   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis214.0037   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.003  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota223.2083   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha481.10251   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia117.4059  20
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida231.80127 7585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus359.80196   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5075.00100
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.3825
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava11.502
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Tuesday 07 February 2023 11:20
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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