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Location Tunisia, Nabeul
Central coordinates 10o 58.00' East  36o 50.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 250 ha
Altitude 77 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"



Site description One of the smallest of the Cap Bon man-made reservoirs, Sidi Abdelmonem is also one of the oldest, with the most natural fringing vegetation cover, including Phragmites australis, Typha angustifolia and Juncus species.

Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. Due to the fringing vegetation, this is one of the best sites for nesting Oxyura leucocephala (15–80 pairs resident). Marmaronetta angustirostris also occurs and probably breeds. Small numbers of Aythya nyroca occur in late summer. Other waterbirds that winter at the site include Anas platyrhynchos, A. querquedula, A. clypeata, A. acuta, Aythya ferina, Fulica atra and Porphyrio porphyrio.

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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala resident  15-80 breeding pairs  A1  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2009 not assessed favourable low
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Oxyura leucocephala White-headed Duck 1 8 individuals 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Artificial wetlands  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -

References Gaultier (1987b, 1988a), Hughes et al. (1997).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sidi Abdelmonem reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/05/2015

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