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Lake Eteza (28213209)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA061 - LAKE ETEZA NATURE RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1994-07-21
Brief_description
An IBA and nature reserve. Seasonal brackish lake fed by the Msunduzi River; has open water, and submerged, emergent, fringing and floating vegetation. Counts since summer 1995 small, presumably owing to low water levels (lake may dry out during droughts). Good count of 3298 in winter 1994 (more water and good habitat): high numbers of White Pelican, African Spoonbill (globally significant), Lesser Flamingo, waterfowl (notably Whitefaced and Fulvous Duck, and Spurwinged Goose), Avocet and Blackwinged Stilt, while 40 Greenshank also recorded. Bittern, Lesser Gallinule, Grass Owl and Natal Nightjar occur. Critical threats are siltation, and dredging/ erosion of outlet. Surrounded by sugar cane and gum tree plantation; water abstraction for cane is a threat, as is inflow of agricultural fertilisers.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta2626.0026  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata178.75359   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus114.1169   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo14.2416   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.504
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.0456   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos213.0041   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor1100.30536   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A115.5085
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus161.44219 110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata2170.54778   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata230.60100   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis119.6345   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba15.5825   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.1114   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.502   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.572
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber7777.0077   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor210210.00210   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus157.25264   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1149.95821  750
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis215.25118   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia113.0040   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.7566   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.916   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.2510   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.567   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.6211   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus19.2245   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus211.6721   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash12.204   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus123.54167  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.312
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.148
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus24.509   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus111.67113   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus2626.0026   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus2338.671700 900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens14.8924   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius1010.0010   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma1010.0010   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus130.68320   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax19.0025  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.003  
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii1521.5028   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba178.6450715075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus279.29230  
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis128.2547   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis115.6714710050
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota15.4010   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha327.6056   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo614.2520   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons416.3337   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A246.40180
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1128.2270   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus151.91177   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A274.67220
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis110.0019
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