Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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8o 29.00' East 34o 28.00' North
Year of IBA assessment
Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"
Site description Situated nearly 30 km west of the town of Gafsa, the site is a shallow depression in which rain-water run-off collects seasonally. The vegetation along the fringes of this temporary wetland is composed of Typha angustifolia, Phragmites communis and Juncus acutus. The surrounding area supports a low vegetation dominated by Stipa tenacissima and Artemisia herba-alba.
Key Biodiversity See Box for key species. The site is also important for other wintering and passage waterbirds including Egretta garzetta, Ciconia ciconia, Tadorna tadorna, T. ferruginea, Anas clypeata and Fulica atra.
Non-bird biodiversity: None known to BirdLife International.