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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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A new North African subspecies of Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

Svensson, L. 2015. A new North African subspecies of Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 135: 69–76. In this recent taxonomic paper, Lars Svensson described a new subspecies of Common Chaffinch from north Cyrenaica, Libya: Fringilla coelebs … Continue reading

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Post-release monitoring of Double-spurred Francolin (Francolinus bicalcaratus ayesha) in Morocco

Post-release monitoring of a critically endangered galliform subspecies, Francolinus bicalcaratus ayesha, in Morocco: a field study using playback call counts Continue reading

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Monitoring Mediterranean Lesser Crested Terns (Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus) in Libya

Monitoring Mediterranean Lesser Crested Terns (Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus), an endemic seabird, in Libya Continue reading

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Analyse écologique et aspects patrimoniaux des oiseaux nicheurs de la région des Babors occidentales (Bejaia, Algérie)

Ecological analysis and patrimonial value of the breeding birds in the western Babors range in North-East Algeria.
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