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Nhlonhlela Pan (27363212)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA057 - MKUZI GAME RESERVE
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A freshwater pan in Mkuzi Game Reserve. Extensively fringed with emergent Echinochloa grass; some Phragmites stands; some Polygonum and Nymphaea. An exceptional winter count (1416 birds) in 1992 included a nationally significant number of White Pelican and good numbers of Whitefaced Duck, Spurwinged Goose and Hadeda Ibis, plus Yellowbilled Stork and Darter; the largest other count is 79 birds in summer 1996, when good numbers of Greenbacked Heron, Black Crake and African Jacana were recorded. Numbers of most waterfowl appear to peak in winter, but Pygmy Goose numbers peak in summer, when floating vegetation must be more extensive. 20 Curlew occurred in July 1994. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta12.004   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus22.002   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata4646.0046   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus11.694   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra16.1815
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata2020.0020   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.2010   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos28.2522   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata239.75160   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata22.002   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.142
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.003   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis56.508   
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni11.001 
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus68.6713   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca16.8022   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis125.50140   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis22.674   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.332   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.673   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea22.002   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata12.759   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.504   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus22.002   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash18.1750   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus18.7127   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.676
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus44.004   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.502   
370Owl, Pel's FishingScotopelia peli11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus10001000.001000 900300
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.005   
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.502   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba77.508   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus33.003   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer11.502   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus12.003   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.0010   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.505
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Friday 27 January 2023 02:34
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
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