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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


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

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding waterbirds, particularly Oxyura leucocephala.

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 el Conde Natural Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11  
Laguna Honda Natural Reserve 65 protected area contained by site 65  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Conde, Chinche and Honda lakes. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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