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Location Tunisia, Nabeul
Central coordinates 10o 56.00' East  36o 42.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, A4iii
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 43 m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"

Site description Lebna is the largest and probably the most important of the artificial reservoirs of the northern Cap Bon peninsula, with the most extensive vegetation along the two streams which flow into it and which are dammed; there are extensive stands of Phragmites communis, Typha angustifolia and Juncus spp., which provide nesting habitat and cover for many waterbirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris winter  50-100 individuals  A1, A4i  Vulnerable 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  200-300 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala resident  20-50 individuals  unknown  A1  Endangered 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds unknown  20,000 individuals  unknown  A4iii   


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

Land use

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

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Gaultier (1986, 1987b, 1988a), Hughes et al. (1997), Meininger et al. (1994).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lebna reservoir. Downloaded from on 01/10/2014

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