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Hlatikulu Valley (29152941)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-01-16
Brief_description
A degraded and fragmented vlei system, in highly modified highland sour grassland. Patchy Phragmites reed swamp and Typha marsh, and many sedge meadows with Carex, Cyperus, Schoenoplectus, Eleocharis, rushes (Juncus), grasses and forbs. In Hlatikulu Nature Reserve, wetland rehabilitation has been attempted by building three dams, and many "damlets" in existing drains/furrows. Notable as a breeding site and sanctuary for cranes. Three counts for 993-94, showing good summer numbers of cormorants and Darter, good winter numbers of Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese and Yellowbilled Duck, and good numbers of Dabchick and Redknobbed Coot throughout the year. A good selection of migratory shorebirds occurs in summer. Breeding of Bittern and Grass Owl is recorded. Threats include uncontrolled human access, cattle grazing, and bird snaring.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata6353.691574   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus436.00253   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo17.7521   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.202
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus222.2542   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum214.9370   
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus27.4340  2
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa114.8067   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.802   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor6363.0063   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A25.7514
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus13.005   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata233.3395   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata18137.59513   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis134.25115   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba14.009   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.459   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.673   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.752
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa33.003
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus3111.94446   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis255.63330   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1273.53256 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia110.0019   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta14.0013   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.2430   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.444   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.894   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides22.002   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus111.9443   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.673   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash719.3540   
82Ibis, Southern BaldGeronticus calvus11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.673
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.714
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.148
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus14.8811   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus322.4775   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus13.5020
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.759   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.674  
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.3615   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma18.4018   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.252
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax119.3356  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.6719  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea2727.0027  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis512.0022   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola112.6754   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana26.9118   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii210.4532   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.5522   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba26.5415   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.8816  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta2107.50213   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis338.0011210050
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis23.004   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota24.3310   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha518.8683   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida412.2527   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A35.508
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp13.758
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis316.2048
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