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
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Garman's Toad 2
Sclerophrys garmani
Guttural Toad 3
Sclerophrys gutturalis
Painted Reed Frog 4
Hyperolius marmoratus
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Grey Foam-nest Tree Frog 5
Chiromantis xerampelina
Natal sand frog
Tomopterna natalensis
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Nile Crocodile 6
Crocodylus niloticus
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Black-necked Agama 7
Acanthocercus atricollis
Southern Tree Agama 8
Acanthocercus atricollis atricollis
Flap-necked Chameleon 9
Chamaeleo dilepis
Ornate Scrub Lizard 10
Nucras ornata
Giant Lance Skink 11
Acontias plumbeus
Rainbow Skink 8
Trachylepis margaritifera
African Striped Skink 12
Trachylepis striata
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Variable Skink 1
Trachylepis varia
Cape Dwarf Gecko 13
Lygodactylus capensis
Tropical House Gecko 14
Hemidactylus mabouia
Nile Monitor 15
Varanus niloticus
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Spotted Bush Snake 1
Philothamnus semivariegatus
Snouted Night Adder 16
Causus defilippii
Natal Hinge-backed Tortoise 17
Kinixys natalensis
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Leopard Tortoise 19
Stigmochelys pardalis
Cape Terrapin
Pelomedusa galeata
Helmeted Turtle 14
Pelomedusa subrufa
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White-browed Coucal 20
Centropus superciliosus
Burchell's Coucal 21
Centropus superciliosus burchellii
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African Emerald Cuckoo 22
Chrysococcyx cupreus
Southern African Emerald Cuckoo 23
Chrysococcyx cupreus sharpei
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Red-chested Cuckoo 20
Cuculus solitarius
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Grey Go-away-bird 24
Corythaixoides concolor
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Purple-crested Turaco 25
Tauraco porphyreolophus
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
Southern Malachite Kingfisher 33
Corythornis cristatus cristatus
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Brown-hooded Kingfisher 29
Halcyon albiventris
Brown-hooded Kingfisher 35
Halcyon albiventris vociferans
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Ring-necked Dove 5
Streptopelia capicola
Cape Turtle Dove
Streptopelia capicola tropica
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Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove 36
Turtur chalcospilos
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Tambourine Dove 37
Turtur tympanistria
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Speckled Mousebird 25
Colius striatus
Speckled Mousebird (ssp minor) 26
Colius striatus minor
White Stork 38
Ciconia ciconia
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Woolly-necked Stork 39
Ciconia episcopus
African Woollyneck 14
Ciconia episcopus microscelis
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Black Stork 40
Ciconia nigra
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Black Crake 20
Zapornia flavirostra
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
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Helmeted Guineafowl 25
Numida meleagris
Helmeted Guineafowl (ssp coronatus) 46
Numida meleagris coronatus
Crested Guineafowl 47
Guttera pucherani
Southern Crested Guineafowl 8
Guttera pucherani edouardi
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Crested Francolin 48
Dendroperdix sephaena
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Natal Francolin 50
Pternistis natalensis
Common Buttonquail 51
Turnix sylvaticus
Common Sandpiper 52
Actitis hypoleucos
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Three-banded Plover 5
Charadrius tricollaris
African Three-banded Plover 53
Charadrius tricollaris tricollaris
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Blacksmith Lapwing 25
Vanellus armatus
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African Wattled Lapwing 5
Vanellus senegallus
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Water Thick-knee 1
Burhinus vermiculatus
South African Water Thick-knee 8
Burhinus vermiculatus vermiculatus
Black-winged Stilt 55
Himantopus himantopus
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Hadada Ibis 48
Bostrychia hagedash
Hadada Ibis (ssp. hagedash) 56
Bostrychia hagedash hagedash
Hamerkop 41
Scopus umbretta
Eastern Hamerkop 8
Scopus umbretta umbretta
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Great Egret 57
Ardea alba
African Great Egret
Ardea alba melanorhynchos
Grey Heron 58
Ardea cinerea
Western Grey Heron 59
Ardea cinerea cinerea
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Goliath Heron 5
Ardea goliath
Cattle Egret 60
Bubulcus ibis
Western Cattle Egret 26
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Striated Heron 61
Butorides striata
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Amur Falcon 29
Falco amurensis
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Lanner Falcon 62
Falco biarmicus
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Egyptian Goose 63
Alopochen aegyptiaca

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