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Fauna

Over 100 birds have been identified and thanks to Margaret Richards of Leisure Isle and Trevor Hardaker (refer Links to access his magnificent website) we are able to feature all of these with suitable descriptions written by Anne Brash of Knysna who was also responsible for checking the listing of birds identified

In the case of butterflies 25 species have been identified by Dave Edge of Brenton On Sea who also supplied the photographs and descriptive material.

All the frog photographs were kindly supplied by Louis du Preez and text is adapted from Du Preez, L & Carruthers, V. 2009. A Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa, Random House Struik, Cape Town.

Material covering fish and other aquatic species are featured per kind support of the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.

Our list of animals, with identification provided by Hylton Herd of SANParks Knysna, is still very small. This is mainly because many of our animal species are nocturnal and difficult to photograph. However in time, with the help of all those interested in fauna and Leisure Isle, we plan to expand the list significantly.

Interested persons are invited to submit details, and photographs in digital format, of any species observed that are not yet featured on this website.

Kindly refer to the Contact Us page for contact details.

  • Birds

    The birds featured here are those that live, nest and have their territories on Leisure Isle. Also listed are those birds who visit Leisure Isle from surrounding areas.

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  • Butterflies

    These are the butterflies that have been recorded at the Reserve or close nearby. Most of them are resident, and will breed wherever their food plants are to be found.

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  • Frogs

    The frogs featured in this section are those that may occur in the Reserve, but it is important to stress that they have not all been identified as such.

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  • Other

    These are the butterflies that have been recorded at the Reserve or close nearby. Most of them are resident, and will breed .

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