Category Archives: Algeria

Common Buttonquail shot in Algeria by a local hunter

The Common Buttonquail (Turnix sylvaticus) has not been observed in Algeria since almost three decades. A hunter had mistaken the bird for Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) and shot it in the northeast of the country in late November 2019. More … 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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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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Distribution and breeding ecology of the Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) in Algeria

Djelailia, A., Baaziz, N., Samraoui, F., Alfarhan, A. H. & Samraoui, B. (2017). Distribution and breeding ecology of the Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca in Algeria. Ostrich 0(0) DOI: 10.2989/00306525.2017.1313331 PDF Abstract: We conducted a survey of the distribution of Ferruginous Duck Aythya … Continue reading

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