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Lake Mfutululu (28253215)


Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A freshwater pan on the Mfolozi floodplain; water inflow is from a stream and by periodic backflooding from the Mfolozi River. Much emergent vegetation (Scirpus, Echinochloa, some papyrus) and variably extensive Nymphaea cover. An exceptionally high count in summer 1995, when the habitat was presumably excellent, included 1000 White Pelicans (presumably a temporary influx of non-feeding birds) and the largest recorded numbers of Great White Heron, Black Stork (the only record), Yellowbilled Stork, Glossy Ibis, African Spoonbill, Whitefaced and Fulvous Ducks, and Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese. 200 Pygmy Goose occurred in winter 1995. Critical threats are posed by siltation and altered hydrology, less severe threats by chemical pollution and water abstraction.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax166166.00166  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata99.009   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus15.1812   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.003   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor2120.67350   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A223.60100
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus217.4771   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata1099.43424   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata29.2521   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.382
58Egret, GreatArdea alba14.4323   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.803   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis214.6731   
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus135.40200   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca115.8878   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis130.53207   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis12.635   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.752   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.005   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.508   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.437   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus66.006   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus2929.0029   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash12.755   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus17.1628   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.754
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus110.6452   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus10001000.001000 900300
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba29.6720   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus17.0012   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra1111.0011 8 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus23.756   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis4646.0046   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.004  
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha55.005   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons11.001   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A4040.0040
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1313.0013   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus33.504   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
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Friday 27 January 2023 03:03
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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