|Central coordinates||10o 13.00' East 36o 50.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Mornaguia reservoir is a recently built reservoir, located 12 km west of Tunis and surrounded by agricultural land. Water is pumped into it from dams in the national water grid, so that water-levels fluctuate considerably and there is little natural vegetation except where a stream flows in; here stands of Phragmites australis, Typha angustifolia, Inula viscosa and Juncus species occur. As one of the few freshwater lakes in the area it attracts a variety of migrants, especially in late summer when other sites are dry.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||1999||8-30 adults only||poor||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
|White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala||breeding||1999||12-220 adults only||unknown||A1, A4i||Endangered|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Barrage Mornaguia||Game Reserve||0||protected area contains site||148|
|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), Karem et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mornaguia reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/03/2014
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