8145 thumb Wildlife of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park

The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park is situated in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, and sports a variety of wildlife. This guide attempts to document those species one might encounter in the park.

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African Split-skin Toad 1
Schismaderma carens
6253060487 b6f46ae939 m
Garman's Toad 2
Sclerophrys garmani
Small
Guttural Toad 3
Sclerophrys gutturalis
Small
Painted Reed Frog 4
Hyperolius marmoratus
387767492 87f5558ecf m
Grey Foam-nest Tree Frog 5
Chiromantis xerampelina
Natal sand frog
Tomopterna natalensis
4787385649 69e8ba4a36 m
Nile Crocodile 6
Crocodylus niloticus
4380641753 0592161310 m
Black-necked Agama 7
Acanthocercus atricollis
Small
Southern Tree Agama 8
Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis
Small
Flap-necked Chameleon 9
Chamaeleo dilepis
Small
Ornate Scrub Lizard 10
Nucras ornata
Small
Giant Lance Skink 11
Acontias plumbeus
Small
Rainbow Skink 8
Trachylepis margaritifera
Small
African Striped Skink 12
Trachylepis striata
11903495354 5f10a4181c m
Variable Skink 1
Trachylepis varia
Small
Cape Dwarf Gecko 13
Lygodactylus capensis
Small
Tropical House Gecko 14
Hemidactylus mabouia
Small
Nile Monitor 15
Varanus niloticus
11618840693 5234b17855 m
Spotted Bush Snake 1
Philothamnus semivariegatus
Small
Snouted Night Adder 16
Causus defilippii
Small
Natal Hinge-backed Tortoise 17
Kinixys natalensis
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Leopard Tortoise 19
Stigmochelys pardalis
Cape Terrapin
Pelomedusa galeata
Small
Helmeted Turtle 14
Pelomedusa subrufa
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White-browed Coucal 20
Centropus superciliosus
Small
Burchell's Coucal 21
Centropus superciliosus burchellii
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African Emerald Cuckoo 22
Chrysococcyx cupreus
Small
Southern African Emerald Cuckoo 23
Chrysococcyx cupreus sharpei
5126505002 ac637300e5 m
Red-chested Cuckoo 20
Cuculus solitarius
1341519425 3c612a9e51 m
Grey Go-away-bird 24
Corythaixoides concolor
4171918160 a119654de8 m
Purple-crested Turaco 25
Tauraco porphyreolophus
Small
Black-collared Barbet 26
Lybius torquatus
240px tricholaema leucomelas
Acacia Pied Barbet 27
Tricholaema leucomelas
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Crested Barbet 5
Trachyphonus vaillantii
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Spotted Eagle-Owl 29
Bubo africanus
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White-fronted Bee-eater 5
Merops bullockoides
Small
Southern Malachite Kingfisher 33
Corythornis cristatus cristatus
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Brown-hooded Kingfisher 29
Halcyon albiventris
Small
Brown-hooded Kingfisher 35
Halcyon albiventris vociferans
488141604 4386418734 m
Ring-necked Dove 5
Streptopelia capicola
Cape Turtle Dove
Streptopelia capicola tropica
6895465330 6cab472898 m
Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove 36
Turtur chalcospilos
9936120574 27dd4b8686 m
Tambourine Dove 37
Turtur tympanistria
3845101127 8c293ee7be m
Speckled Mousebird 25
Colius striatus
Small
Speckled Mousebird (ssp minor) 26
Colius striatus minor
Small
White Stork 38
Ciconia ciconia
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Woolly-necked Stork 39
Ciconia episcopus
Small
African Woollyneck 14
Ciconia episcopus microscelis
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Black Stork 40
Ciconia nigra
4208328824 c999a9af72 m
Black Crake 20
Zapornia flavirostra
Small
African Finfoot 41
Podica senegalensis
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Common Hoopoe 43
Upupa epops
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African Hoopoe 44
Upupa epops africana
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Trumpeter Hornbill 29
Bycanistes bucinator
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Crowned Hornbill 37
Lophoceros alboterminatus
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Southern Ground-Hornbill 32
Bucorvus leadbeateri
2864990599 dc4afc32d8 m
Helmeted Guineafowl 25
Numida meleagris
Small
Helmeted Guineafowl (ssp coronatus) 46
Numida meleagris coronatus
Small
Crested Guineafowl 47
Guttera pucherani
Small
Southern Crested Guineafowl 8
Guttera pucherani edouardi
4546576476 9b9264d30e m
Crested Francolin 48
Dendroperdix sephaena
5209936302 23ab5a4573 m
Natal Francolin 50
Pternistis natalensis
Small
Common Buttonquail 51
Turnix sylvaticus
Small
Common Sandpiper 52
Actitis hypoleucos
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Three-banded Plover 5
Charadrius tricollaris
Small
African Three-banded Plover 53
Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris
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Blacksmith Lapwing 25
Vanellus armatus
3057526959 5ed9832df6 m
African Wattled Lapwing 5
Vanellus senegallus
11668543794 cef2c10c21 m
Water Thick-knee 1
Burhinus vermiculatus
Small
South African Water Thick-knee 8
Burhinus vermiculatus vermiculatus
Small
Black-winged Stilt 55
Himantopus himantopus
4085457885 fea2820416 m
Hadada Ibis 48
Bostrychia hagedash
Small
Hadada Ibis (ssp. hagedash) 56
Bostrychia hagedash hagedash
Small
Hamerkop 41
Scopus umbretta
Small
Eastern Hamerkop 8
Scopus umbretta umbretta
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Great Egret 57
Ardea alba
African Great Egret
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
Small
Grey Heron 58
Ardea cinerea
Small
Western Grey Heron 59
Ardea cinerea cinerea
3267782422 75fbee1020 m
Goliath Heron 5
Ardea goliath
Small
Cattle Egret 60
Bubulcus ibis
Small
Western Cattle Egret 26
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Small
Striated Heron 61
Butorides striata
6709140141 7b4d9668e4 m
Amur Falcon 29
Falco amurensis
5219526295 670e17627c m
Lanner Falcon 62
Falco biarmicus
275482458 c384c7ee43 m
Egyptian Goose 63
Alopochen aegyptiaca

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