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Location Algeria
Central coordinates 0o 23.00' East  35o 27.00' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 160 ha
Altitude 700 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Site description This site, also known as Dayet El Ferd, lies south-east of the coastal town of Oran and just south of the town of Relizane, in the Monts des Beni-Chougran hills (part of the coastal Tell Atlas) at an altitude of about 700 m. There is no information available on the site’s habitats.

Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. There are recent records for both Tadorna ferruginea and Grus grus wintering in numbers exceeding IBA thresholds, but no further information is available. There were 300 Larus cachinnans wintering on the site in 1994.

Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea winter  1991  760 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  2,500 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Dayette Morsli - Plaine de Remila (Dayet El Ferd). Downloaded from on 20/10/2016

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