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Muzi South (27383224)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A narrow cut-off lake, c. 10 km long, with predominantly bare shorelines but some fringing Phragmites mainly at the northern end, and some floating-leaved vegetation, including Nymphaea. Only one count is available (June 1992), from the southern end of the lake and adjacent marshes; this produced an unremarkable selection of species, mainly waterfowl but also small numbers of shorebirds including 75 Curlew Sandpiper; 14 African Jacana were also recorded. Black Crake and Purple Gallinule presumably occur. Threats include excessive grazing and trampling by livestock, dam construction, drainage, and hunting/trapping.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.001   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor22.002   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos3636.0036   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata7373.0073   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus44.004   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca9797.0097   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis3737.0037   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus2020.0020   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus1414.0014   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius55.005   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris22.002   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea7575.0075  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis66.006   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus66.006   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta22.002   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha55.005   
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Friday 27 January 2023 02:28
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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