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Location Tunisia, Sousse
Central coordinates 10o 27.00' East  35o 59.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i
Area 100 ha
Altitude 0 - 19m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

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.

Name Year formed
AAO/ Sousse Regional Branch 2000


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Riverine floodplains; Rivers & streams  major

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
other -
Notes: Reed-cutting.

Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.

References Gaultier (1988a), Hamrouni (1999), Hughes et al. (1997).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Oued Sed. Downloaded from on 21/09/2014

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