Monthly Archives: October 2015

Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) at Tikjda (Djurdjura), Algeria

In Northwest Africa, the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) currently breeds with certainty only in Algeria, while its breeding in Morocco is doubtful, and the species is most likely extinct in Tunisia (read: The eight vulture species of Northwest Africa). Here are some … Continue reading

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Phénologie des Ardéiformes de la zone humide Fouarat de Kénitra (Maroc)

Fareh, M., Franchimont, J., El Rhaouat, O., Belghyti, D. & El Kharrim, K. (2015). Phénologie des Ardéiformes de la zone humide Fouarat de Kénitra (Maroc). International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies 13(2): 257–267. PDF in ResearchGate.net Résumé: Le marais de … Continue reading

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Wintering and migration routes for Ortolan Buntings from Sweden determined with geolocators

Selstam, G., Sondell, J. & Olsson, P. (2015). Wintering area and migration routes for Ortolan Buntings Emberiza hortulana from Sweden determined with light-geologgers. Ornis Svecica 25: 3–14. PDF in ResearchGate.net Summary: The decrease of Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana in Western Europe … Continue reading

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Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Algeria

Algeria has probably the largest population of the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya), and the species is still well represented in several Algerian regions. The Algerian National Association of Ornithology (an NGO created … Continue reading

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Projet de réintroduction de l’Ibis chauve (Geronticus eremita) en Algérie

Plus de trente années après la disparition de leur dernière colonie en Algérie, trente Ibis chauves (Geronticus eremita) ont quitté jeudi 8 octobre 2015 le Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine (Maine-et-Loire, France) à destination de l’Afrique du  Nord. À des fins pédagogiques, … Continue reading

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Autumn-winter breeding by Cream-coloured Coursers Cursorius cursor is more common than previously reported

Amezian, M., Bergier, P. & Qninba, A. (2014). Autumn-winter breeding by Cream-coloured Coursers Cursorius cursor is more common than previously reported. Wader Study Group Bulletin 121(3): 177–180. PDF in ResearchGate.net Abstract: Until the end of the 20th century there were … Continue reading

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Atlas Pied Flycatcher: variability of identification characters

Deux articles qui traitent l’identification de Gobemouche de l’Atlas (Ficedula speculigera) et les espèces similaires: Gobemouche noir européen (F.h. hypoleuca) et ibérique (F.h. iberiae), Gobemouche à collier (F. albicollis) et les hybrides albicollis x hypoleuca Two articles dealing with field identification of the … Continue reading

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