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Ndumo Game Reserve: Shokwe Pan (26533213)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA052 - NDUMO GAME RESERVE
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In 2008, Ndumo Game Reserve has been in the spotlight due to the re-zoning of a section of land in the southeast of the reserve. A section of the protected area is being re-zoned for agricultural use, to be used by the surrounding subsistence communities. The Pongolo Floodplain system is highly diverse and supports various Red-data and CITES species. It falls within the Internationally recognised Maputaland-Pondoland Centre of endemism and is an International Biodiversity Hotspot. Only a small part of this unique floodplain system is under official protectection; the rest of the system are heavily impacted by subsistence farming. The re-zoning certainly does not bode well for the wetlands and associated waterbirds in the area; and indeed the reserve as a whole.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax11.001  
72Scopus umbretta11.202   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta36.009   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus12.507   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.738
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.005   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata5129.93549   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.056
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.767   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.5216   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis17.0019   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus208208.00208   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca115.6775   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis160.64487   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia88.008   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus22.002
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.767   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.427   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.553   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.427   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.4820   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash17.2230   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus118.4640   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.574
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.222
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.1115
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.5817   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus18.0015   
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens147147.00147   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius38.0013   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris29.4344   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus33.003   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.297  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.4413   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.5526   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer11.001   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.914   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.2731   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.004  
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus18.2325   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp14.6013
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis118.0052
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 10:57
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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