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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 4o 12.00' West  37o 35.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 420 ha
Altitude 450 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description Three small brackish lakes along the River Guadajoz. They are surrounded by a belt of Tamarix scrub and reedbed (Phragmites).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala resident  1996  5-7 breeding pairs  good  A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Laguna del Chinche Natural Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Laguna el Conde Natural Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11  
Laguna Honda Natural Reserve 65 protected area contained by site 65  
LAGUNA HONDA - ES6160001 Habitats Directive 368 protected area overlaps with site 24  
LAGUNAS DEL SUR DE CORDOBA - ES0000034 Birds Directive 1,471 protected area overlaps with site 207  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -

Protection status National Partial International Partial65 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna Honda, 65 ha). 7 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna del Chinche, 7 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Laguna el Conde, 11 ha). 89 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Lagunas del Sur de Côrdoba, 1,107 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Conde, Chinche and Honda lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/10/2014

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