|Central coordinates||10o 27.00' East 35o 59.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i|
|Altitude||0 - 19m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description Oued Sed is a watercourse located 20 km north of Sousse. In very wet years, it is part of the outlet from Sebkhet Kelbia (site TN020) to the sea via Sebkhet Sidi Khelifa (TN016). Oued Sed receives some water in normal winters through local run-off; it also appears to be fed by local springs, since it retains water throughout the summer and the vegetation (Phragmites communis and Typha angustifolia) is characteristic of freshwater sites.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris||breeding||-||30 breeding pairs||-||A1, A4i||Vulnerable|
Local conservation groups The local conservation group below is working to support conservation at this IBA.
|AAO/ Sousse Regional Branch||2000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Wetlands (inland)||Riverine floodplains; Rivers & streams||major|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Gaultier (1988a), Hamrouni (1999), Hughes et al. (1997).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oued Sed. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2013
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