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Location South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal
Central coordinates 29o 29.00' East  30o 30.00' South
IBA criteria A1
Area 120 ha
Altitude 1,300 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

BirdLife South Africa

Summary The site is located 5 km northeast of Kokstad, at an altitude of 1 300 m a.s.l. It lies within a narrow finger of Highland Sourveld to Cymbopogon–Themeda Veld Transition. It occupies the valley bottom along the meandering course of the Manzimnyama River amidst agricultural land. This site contains White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi winter  present  A1  Critically Endangered 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   -
Grassland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Penny Park. Downloaded from on 21/10/2014

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