|Central coordinates||10o 28.00' East 36o 14.00' North|
|Altitude||0 - 5m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site is partly a coastal lagoon, on the eastern coastline, south of Korba lagoons and 25 km south of Hammamet. In most years it dries out entirely in summer, unlike Korba. It is also partly a saline depression, receiving run-off from the Dorsale mountains, and is surrounded by agricultural land. The vegetation is mainly salt-tolerant, with Arthrocnemum, Salicornia and Atriplex species dominant.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||-||500-3,000 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Gaultier (1988a), Hamrouni (1999), Hughes et al. (1997).
Contribute Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.
Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sebkhet Sidi Khelifa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014
To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife