|Central coordinates||6o 28.00' East 35o 44.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site lies about 13 km west of the small town of Boulehilet, north-east of Batna on the plateau between the coastal Petite Kabylie range of mountains to the north and the Massif de l’Aurès to the south. It is c.15 km south of Sebkhet Ez-Zemoul (site DZ012). The site consists of a shallow muddy basin and is defined by Morgan (1982) as a vegetated sebkhet, with unusually high salinity for this kind of wetland: it is dry for at least two months of the year. Vegetation includes a wide (up to 100 m) fringe of Salicornia sp. covering almost all the shoreline, some areas of Juncus sp. above the Salicornia fringe and scattered Ruppia sp. Non-intensive arable farmland, market gardens and low hills surround it to the north. There is extensive cattle- and sheep-grazing in the surrounding hills and some hunting on the site.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata||winter||1992||9,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||1998||3,200 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Charadrius alexandrinus||winter||1992||1,000 individuals||-||A4i||Not Recognised|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1992-1998||20,000 individuals||unknown||A4iii|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Bellamy et al. (1990), Chown and Linsley (1994), Morgan (1982).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sebkhet Djendli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014
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