Sites - Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)
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11o 22.00' East 32o 44.00' North
30 - 178m
Year of IBA assessment
Association "Les Amis des Oiseaux"
Site description Sidi Toui National Park is situated in the south-east of the country, 54 km south of the town of Ben Gardane. The site includes a low hill, Djebel Sidi Toui (172 m), surrounded by an extensive plain composed of small dunes, sebkhas and dry sandy wadis. The area as a whole is representative of the eastern Sahara region of Tunisia. In the north the vegetation is dominated by Rhanterium suavolens and Stipalagascae. Around Djebel Sidi Toui, the vegetation is more shrubby, with Periplocalaevigata, Rhus tripartitum and, in sandy areas, Retema raetam.
Key Biodiversity See Box and Table 2 for key species. Chlamydotis undulata is known to breed in the area. Large numbers of migratory raptors and passerines move through this area on spring passage; Circus macrourus is regularly observed during this period.
Non-bird biodiversity: The ungulate Gazella dorcas (VU) has been recorded.