|Central coordinates||35o 50.00' East 3o 50.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A1, A4i, A4iii|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description This relatively small lake lies 11 km south-east of Lake Manyara (TZ004) and close to the western border of Tarangire National Park (TZ010). It is a closed lake and so becomes increasingly alkaline during the dry season. It is fed principally by the Tarangire river which rises to the south-east and feeds into the northern end of the lake. The shoreline is heavily grazed and cultivated in some areas, especially on the western boundary. There are no significant trees.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus||winter||1994||4,500 individuals||-||A4i||Least Concern|
|Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor||winter||1994||34,161 individuals||-||A1, A4i||Near Threatened|
|A4iii Species group - waterbirds||winter||1994||-||unknown||A4iii|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||9%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|Notes: Trapping of birds for international trade.|
Other biodiversity None known to BirdLife International.
References Dodman and Taylor (1995).
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