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Mkhombo Dam (25062855)

Mpumalanga

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTS SUSPENDED
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1995-01-14
Brief_description
In summer this dam was counted in 1995 and 1996, while winter counts were made from 1995 to 1997. Summer counts recorded reasonable numbers of only Cattle Egret, Whitefaced Duck, Blacksmith Plover and Ruff, all in 1995. In winter, good numbers of cormorants, Darter, herons, African Spoonbill, Whitefaced Duck, Egyptian Goose, Redbilled Teal and Southern Pochard were recorded. Moderate numbers of Knobbilled Duck, Redknobbed Coot and African Jacana occur in winter, and of Blacksmith Plover in both seasons. Several large heronries were reported in winter 1997, when the dam was full and many acacia trees were standing in water. A severe threat to the habitat is livestock grazing and trampling, while hunting/poaching is an important threat and boating and fishing are mild threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta327327.00327250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1557.57131   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus458.67274   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo189.22274  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.675
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa132.11150   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos19.3320   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata6188.63761   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata215.0044   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis5112.89449   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba24.508   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta15.8827   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.003   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer13.178
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber7979.0079   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus874.11215   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis226.5097   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus223.67645025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis227.5090   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia111.5042   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus115.0034   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.332   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.4311   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala320.1764   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath14.8614   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata13.677   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea325.5684   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.502   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus120.2573   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus314.8032   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash25.5012   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus112.1452  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata14.2511
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.3831
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.3813   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus867.67237   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.502   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.672
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula2727.0027   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius126.2583   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris417.1752   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus44.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma117.6775   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni160160.0016010050 
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola66.006   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus33.003   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax24313.50603  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.507  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea211211.00211  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis18.0022   
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.001
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola213.4045   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii26.5014   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis77.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba117.7540   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus634.5094  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta643643.00643   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus33.003   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis214.5037   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota2020.0020   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha460.29251   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia17.6720  20
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida28.0020   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus364.50196   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5075.00100
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.0011
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.001
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