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Malandeni Sewage Works (28342948)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1993-01-23
Brief_description
One of the most important palustrine wetland sites in the interior of KwaZulu-Natal. Sewage works adjacent to Klip River: maturation ponds, and extensive reedbeds, sedgebeds and seasonally flooded grassland. Actively managed to maintain and improve bird habitats. Breeding colonies of Sacred Ibis, Reed and Whitebreasted Cormorants and Cattle Egret. The critically endangered Bittern occurs regularly; Little Bittern and Purple Heron resident. An important site for Rallidae: 12 species recorded, including Corncrake, African Crake, Striped Crake and significant population of Baillon's Crake (breeds); Lesser Gallinule and Lesser Moorhen occur regularly. Nationally significant numbers of Cape Shoveller recorded. Important threats include livestock grazing/trampling, and fishing, hunting/poaching.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta13.006  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus13.6510   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1183.15577   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus3230.921398   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo344.50114   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.335
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.3312
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris16.2624
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum22.002   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.1343   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa24.8810   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor17.8631   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus44.004   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata8101.31574   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata2097.23469   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis83717.352534   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba211.9142   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.8623   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.753   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.873
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.453
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni11.864
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus210.7325   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.3111   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis215.5831   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.2817   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta15.4215   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.836   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.6935   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.132   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea123.38102   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea15.5514   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides16.4027   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus5119.73574   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus120.3889   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash412.6231   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus14.8913  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus12.296
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata14.5512
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis16.0417
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus26.5011   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus1052.69158   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus745.85152   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata11.672
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax122.0469  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.703
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis22.002  
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius11.001   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris330.1571   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma114.2660   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens15.6013
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax1138.50333  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.3114  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.3311  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.6431   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola124.8849   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.384   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii239.38422350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis117.39116   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba240.33120 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus119.7674  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta213.7373   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis12.504   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis213.0051 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis13.009   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota1234.2395   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha1154.73148   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.672   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus15.5012   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.672
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis226.6959
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.001   
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