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27 february 2011 - intaka island wetland reserve

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We decided to visit Intaka Island this morning to see if we could possibly try and catch up with some of the snipes that others had being seeing there recently for our challenge. Unfortunately, despite a fair amount of searching, we were unable to locate the snipes, so will have to keep trying, but there were all the normally expected species present and we were also lucky to find a juvenile Black Sparrowhawk there, the first time we have ever recorded this species there. It was a little too quick for photos unfortunately!

Purple Heron
Common Moorhen
female Cape Shoveler
African Sacred Ibis
Pied Kingfisher
Striped Mouse
Full list of species recorded at Intaka Island Wetland Reserve
Links to pages with additional photos highlighted in red
Common Name Scientific Name
Birds - 49 species  
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Yellow-billed Duck Anas undulata
Cape Shoveler Anas smithii
Malachite Kingfisher Alcedo cristata
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Rock Dove Columba livia
Speckled Pigeon Columba guinea
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Red-eyed Dove Streptopelia semitorquata
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Hartlaub's Gull Larus hartlaubii
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Sparrowhawk Accipiter melanoleucus
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
African Darter Anhinga rufa
Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus
White-breasted Cormorant Phalacrocorax lucidus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pied Crow Corvus albus
Brown-throated Martin Riparia paludicola
White-throated Swallow Hirundo albigularis
Greater Striped Swallow Hirundo cucullata
Little Rush Warbler Bradypterus baboecala
Lesser Swamp Warbler Acrocephalus gracilirostris
Cape White-eye Zosterops capensis
Levaillant's Cisticola Cisticola tinniens
Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa
Cape Robin-Chat Cossypha caffra
Red-winged Starling Onychognathus morio
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Southern Double-collared Sunbird Cinnyris chalybeus
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Common Waxbill Estrilda astrild
Pin-tailed Whydah Vidua macroura
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus
Cape Wagtail Motacilla capensis
Mammals - 1 species  
Striped Mouse Rhabdomys pumilio