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Mkhombo Dam (25062855)


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Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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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
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata2064.67131   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus463.88274   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo199.63274  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.675
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa134.75150   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos111.0020   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata6181.29761   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata213.0044   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis5109.63449   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba24.808   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.866   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.003   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.206
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus860.50215   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis228.6097   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus223.67645025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis227.2990   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.332   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus15.5010   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.502   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.1711   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala323.2064   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath13.3313   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata13.677   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea322.8884   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.502   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus326.6773   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus310.5025   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash25.7112   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus214.0052  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata14.2511
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.5731
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus23.7113   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus846.50192   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.502   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus22.002
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius17.3317   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris415.2052   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma118.6075   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus33.003   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax2424.0024  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.337  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola25.5010   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii26.6714   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis77.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba117.2940   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus614.6719  
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis27.0013   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha428.50114   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia211.0020  20
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida29.3320   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus320.6750   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5075.00100
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.6011
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