Author Archives: North African Birds

Taxonomic status of the Atlas Long-legged Buzzard revisited

A new study showed that ‘Atlas Long-legged Buzzard’ is composed of individuals with admixed genomes of Long-legged Buzzard (rufinus) and Common Buzzard (buteo + vulpinus), but with closer relationship with the latter. The study thus suggested that cirtensis should be … Continue reading

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New breeding site of the endemic Algerian Nuthatch discovered last spring

Until now, the Algerian Nuthatch (Sitta ledanti) is known only in four sites, namely the forests of Babor, Guerrouch, Tamentout and Djimla (see map below). All sites are close to each other but separated by unsuitable habitats, and are located … Continue reading

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Status and breeding biology of the Algerian Nuthatch (Sitta ledanti) in the Guerrouch forest (Algeria)

The breeding pairs of the Algerian Nuthatch have been censused in the Guerrouch forest (Taza National Park, Jijel, Algeria). A decrease in numbers was assessed when comparing with data collected in the early 1990s. The main reason is the habitat … Continue reading

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Hivernage de l’Erismature à tête blanche (Oxyura leucocephala) en Algérie

New data on the wintering of White-headed Ducks (Oxyura leucocephala) in Algeria Continue reading

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Premières données sur la reproduction de la Mouette rieuse (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) dans le centre-ouest du Maroc

First breeding data on the Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in Central West Morocco. Continue reading

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Nidification du Moineau friquet (Passer montanus) en Algérie

Breeding records of the Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) in Algeria. Continue reading

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Premières données sur le régime alimentaire des jeunes Pics de Levaillant (Picus vaillantii)

First data on the diet of young Levaillant’s Woodpecker (Picus levaillantii) Continue reading

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