A number of amphibian associates are found within the ecoregions where P. beiranus occurs, including: African clawed toad (Xenopus laevis), African ornate frog (Hildebrandtia ornata), Boettger’s metal frog (Cacosternum boettgeri), Common reed frog (Hyperolius viridiflavus), and the Lukula grass frog (Ptychadena taenioscellus; World Wildlife Fund & Hogan, 2007).
Many of the ungulates that inhabit these ecoregions move seasonally through the floodplain in response to the fluctuating water levels. Topi (Damaliscus lunatus), which are mostly restricted to seasonally flooded grasslands, are known to follow the receding waters in the dry season and to retreat to higher ground after peak rain events. Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and Oribi (Ourebia ourebi) also frequent the extensive floodplains and grasslands, although the latter favor less waterlogged areas such as termitaries, where herbs and woody growth provide food and cover. Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus), Puku (Kobus vardoni), Southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), and sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekei) are also common inhabitants of the floodplains in the range of P. beiranus (World Wildlife Fund & Hogan, 2007).
Zambian barbet (Lybius chaplini) is endemic to south central Zambia, concentrated in the Kafue basin between Kafue National Park and Lusaka. Reliant on miombo woodland or open country bearing fruiting trees, this species is mostly found on the woody margins of flooded grassland areas. Other globally threatened species recorded in portions of the range of P. beiranus include Wattled crane (Grus carunculatus,VU), which has its main breeding populations in the wetlands of Zambia, including the Kafue Flats and the Bangweulu and Busanga swamps, Corncrake (Crex crex, VU), Lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni, VU), Great snipe (Gallinago media) and Shoebill stork (Balaeniceps rex; World Wildlife Fund & Hogan, 2007).
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