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The Swamp (29462937)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status DISCONTINUED
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife & Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-01-15
Brief_description
The Swamp Nature Reserve contains a highly disturbed remnant of a much larger wetland on the Pholela floodplain. Vegetation includes hygrophilous grassland and mixed sedgebeds which are often very fragmented and may be deeply flooded seasonally. Counts were made only in 1993 and summer 1994; subsequently discontinued because of small numbers of birds, difficulty of access, and disturbance from poaching and nearby human activities. Counts reflect nothing of significance, but the site does hold Redchested Flufftail, Wattled and Crowned Cranes, Ethiopian Snipe and Grass Owl.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus33.003   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata99.009   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca22.002   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis77.007   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.504   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash55.005   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis23.004
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Saturday 23 October 2021 03:34
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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