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Mtunzini Prawn Hatchery (28573146)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
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Date_registered
1994-07-16
Brief_description
Ponds at the Mtunzini Prawn Hatchery. These hold a reasonable selection of waterbirds, including eight Palearctic migrant shorebird species, good counts of which were recorded in summer 1997 when Whitefaced Duck and Reed Cormorant also occurred. Threebanded Plover occurs in good numbers, with relatively high winter counts suggesting seasonal movement, while Woollynecked Stork is apparently more numerous than at most other CWAC sites in the region. Agricultural runoff poses a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.7535   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo212.5050   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.003
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A99.009
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata210.5025   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata15.3125   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis33.003   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba14.6711   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.187   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus13.2911   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.6112   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.7817   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.759   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus33.003   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.793   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.5811   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.502   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.332   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.2411   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.003   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.333   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.0918   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus22.002  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.005
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis24.008
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus44.004   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus16.8525   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus22.002
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.332
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.2624   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius15.7715   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris112.1940   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.005   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax114.5735  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.2326  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea111.5883  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.3313   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola110.3034   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba25.8312   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.677  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta114.9454   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra22.002   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus16.1432   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis16.8016   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha35.007   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus19.7927   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A229.17149
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.118
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.3916
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