major waterbird breeding colony at Lake Urema, Gorongosa National Park, Moçambique




A very large breeding colony of eight waterbird species, comprising 5003 nests and active over March and April 2014 in flooded (0.5-1 m deep), open Faidherbia-Acacia woodland, is described from Lake Urema, Gorongosa National Park, Moçambique. The colony contained breeding Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria ibis (983 nests), African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus (531 nests), Reed Cormorant Phalacrocorax africanus (2276 nests), African Darter Anhinga rufa (547 nests), Great Egret Egretta alba (330 nests), White-breasted Cormorant (230 nests), Grey Heron Ardea cinerea (82 nests) and African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus (24 nests). The number of Yellow-billed Storks and African Darters present during the 2014 count exceeds the 1% criterion


Durban Natural Science Museum Novitates






- Sofala


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Parque Nacional de Gorongosa



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