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Nhlonhlela Pan (27363212)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA057 - MKUZI GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-06-28
Brief_description
A freshwater pan in Mkuzi Game Reserve. Extensively fringed with emergent Echinochloa grass; some Phragmites stands; some Polygonum and Nymphaea. An exceptional winter count (1416 birds) in 1992 included a nationally significant number of White Pelican and good numbers of Whitefaced Duck, Spurwinged Goose and Hadeda Ibis, plus Yellowbilled Stork and Darter; the largest other count is 79 birds in summer 1996, when good numbers of Greenbacked Heron, Black Crake and African Jacana were recorded. Numbers of most waterfowl appear to peak in winter, but Pygmy Goose numbers peak in summer, when floating vegetation must be more extensive. 20 Curlew occurred in July 1994. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus22.002   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata4646.0046   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus11.734   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris16.1815
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata2020.0020   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.2010   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos28.2522   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata244.50160   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata22.002   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis56.508   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.003   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.142
370Fishing-owl, Pel'sScotopelia peli11.001
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus16.8022   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis128.57140   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis22.864   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.004   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.332   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata12.759   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.753   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea22.002   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.504   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus22.002   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash19.4050   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus19.4327  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.826
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus44.004   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.502   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus10001000.001000 900300
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.005   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus68.6713   
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.502   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba77.508   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus33.003  
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus11.502   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus12.003   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.0010   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.505
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