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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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for wintering ducks, particularly Marmaronetta angustirostris and Oxyura leucocephala.

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Los Tollos lake. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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