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Mtunzini Prawn Hatchery (28573146)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1994-07-16
Brief_description
Ponds at the Mtunzini Prawn Hatchery. These hold a reasonable selection of waterbirds, including eight Palearctic migrant shorebird species, good counts of which were recorded in summer 1997 when Whitefaced Duck and Reed Cormorant also occurred. Threebanded Plover occurs in good numbers, with relatively high winter counts suggesting seasonal movement, while Woollynecked Stork is apparently more numerous than at most other CWAC sites in the region. Agricultural runoff poses a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.713   
256Calidris pugnax113.2535  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata55.005   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus17.1935   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus28.3350   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.003
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A99.009
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata28.3325   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata16.7225   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.173
58Egret, GreatArdea alba14.6711   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.367   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis33.003   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus88.008   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca14.3020   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.6112   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.1417   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.479   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus315.0027   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus22.002
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.5811   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.402   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.5011   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.783   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.382   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.333   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.4818   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus23.505   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.332
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.735
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.318
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus44.004   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus16.8025   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.603   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.252
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.0524   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius15.3615   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris111.5940   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.005   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.7726  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea110.4383  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.3313   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola19.8834   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba25.6312   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.677   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta114.3554   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra22.002   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.2932   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis12.504   
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota33.003   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis16.8016   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha210.5024   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia22.002   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus110.3729   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A121.22149
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.008
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.9716
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 11:41
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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