|Central coordinates||7o 9.00' East 35o 40.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site lies about 25 km south-west of the town of Aïn Beïda, on the plateau south of Constantine, which divides the northern coastal mountain range (the Petite Kabylie) from the Massif de l’Aurès to the south. It lies due east and c.60 km from Sebkhet Djendli (site DZ013), at the same altitude (c.830 m). The site consists of a very large, muddy, saline basin containing some standing water, at least in winter, and surrounded by uncultivated land and rough grazing. The shores are grazed, but no evidence of hunting was found in the winter of 1991/92.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||1971||5,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Bellamy et al. (1990), Chown and Linsley (1994), Gretton (1991), Heredia et al. (1996), Scott (1980).
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