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Location Tunisia, Nabeul
Central coordinates 10o 29.00' East  36o 31.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 150 ha
Altitude 20 - 200m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"

Site description Masri reservoir is, unlike the Cap Bon reservoirs, being constructed for water-supply to the national grid rather than local irrigation. It is situated quite high up in the Dorsale and flanked by mountains which reach 660 m, to the west of the town of Grombalia, south-east of Tunis. The shores are lined with vegetation composed mainly of Phragmites communis, Typha angustifolia and Juncus species. The mountain slopes are clothed in a forest of Tetraclinis articulata.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala resident  10-50 breeding pairs  A1  Endangered 

Land use

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

Other biodiversity The mammal Hyaena hyaena (LR/nt) has been recorded from the mountains around the site.

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Masri reservoir. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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