Bougaham A. F. & Moulaï R., 2014. Analyse écologique et aspects patrimoniaux des oiseaux nicheurs de la région des Babors occidentales (Bejaia, Algérie). Alauda 82 (2): 125-134. PDF
Ecological analysis and patrimonial value of the breeding birds in the western Babors range in North-East Algeria.
The composition and patrimonial value of the breeding birds across the different available habitats were studied in the Western Babors range (North East Algeria). In this area, 90 point counts were carried out between 4 April and 31 July 2011. Among the 62 species recorded, 19 are of high patrimonial value (including 4 endemic species, the most famous being the Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti). The species with the highest patrimonial value are linked to woodland habitats. Nevertheless, the oldest woodlands (Cedrus atlantica and Quercus afares) harbour the lowest number of species with high patrimonial value. The mean total species richness is higher in open areas than it is in woodlands (except in riparian forests).