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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
256Calidris pugnax113.4135  
72Scopus umbretta11.713   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta22.002   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata55.005   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus18.4835   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus28.8050   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.003
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.004   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A25.509
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata28.1325   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata18.2925   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.153
58Egret, GreatArdea alba14.6711   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.277   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis33.003   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus88.008   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor11.001   
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica22.002
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca14.5420   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.6212   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.4117   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.539   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus315.0027   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.502
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.5811   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.332   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.3611   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.003   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides22.002   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.332   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.333   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.6818   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.675   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.332
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.625
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.068
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus44.004   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus16.7425   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus15.5015   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.252
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula16.9524   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius15.3615   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris111.1440   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.005   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.6526  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea110.4383  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.5013   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola19.5434   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba25.3312   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.677   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta113.7654   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra22.002   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.1132   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis12.334   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis55.005  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota12.003   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis16.8016   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha211.9124   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia22.002   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus110.0329   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A121.22149
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.008
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.8916
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