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 in 2013) has a special interest in the protection and conservation of Algerian raptors, and has been monitoring raptors in the region of Oum El Bouaghi (Northeast Algeria), especially during the breeding season.

During the last two years (2014-2015) they found four nests of Egyptian Vulture. One of these nests was successful in 2015 (see photos). The ANAO intends to launch other teams to monitor Egyptian vultures and other raptors throughout the Algerian territory.

Photos by Sarah Messabhia

تضم الجزائر على أكبر تجمّع لطائر النسر المصري أو الرخمة المصرية  في شمال غرب إفريقيا. إذ مازال يتواجد هذا النسر بأعداد جيدة في العديد من المناطق الجزائرية

وقد قامت الجمعية الجزائرية لعلم الطيور برصد هذه الطيور الجارحة في منطقة ام البواقي (شمال شرق الجزائر) وخصوصا خلال موسم التكاثر حيث تم العثور على أربع أعشاش كان أحدها ناجحا خلال هذه السنة 2015، هذا وتعتزم هذه الجمعية إطلاق مزيد من الفرق لمراقبة هذا النوع من النسور والطيور الجارحة الأخرى في جميع أنحاء التراب الوطني

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria

Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria (Photo: Sarah Messabhia/ANAO)

Juvenile Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria

Juvenile Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria (Photo: Sarah Messabhia/ANAO)

Chick of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria

Chick of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria (Photo: Sarah Messabhia/ANAO)

Egg of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria

Egg of Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Oum El Bouaghi, Northeast Algeria (Photo: Sarah Messabhia/ANAO)

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