|Central coordinates||10o 56.00' East 36o 51.00' North|
|Altitude||25 - 50m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Mlaâbi reservoir is a small, man-made water-body behind a dam built across a modest watercourse, for irrigation of local agriculture, near the northern tip of Cap Bon, just north of the town of Menzel Temime. Water-levels vary as water is extracted, so there is little permanent vegetation; small areas of Typha angustifolia, Tamarix and Juncus species are found. It is one of several similar reservoirs at the tip of Cap Bon which form important stop-over points for migrating birds, not only waterbirds, since the drainage of Garaet el Haouaria.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||resident||-||12-80 breeding pairs||-||A1||Endangered|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Artificial wetlands||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Gaultier (1987b, 1988a), Hughes et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mlaâbi reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2014
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