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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 6o 0.00' West  36o 52.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Area 100 ha
Altitude 60 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An isolated endorreic lagoon with a fluctuating water-level. It is surrounded by Tamarix copses. Part of the lagoon is a gravel-pit.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris winter  1997  30-50 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala winter  1997  10-444 individuals  good  A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2  Endangered 
Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata non-breeding  1991  2 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LAGUNA DE LOS TOLLOS - ES6120011 Habitats Directive 72 protected area contained by site 72  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
urban/industrial/transport 26%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Los Tollos lake. Downloaded from on 23/10/2014

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