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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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Sudan Golden Sparrow at Djanet, Algeria

A male Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus) was photographed by Bilal Guerouiat at Djanet, south-east Algeria in January 2017. More details and photographs here: Moineau doré (Passer luteus) à Djanet, sud-est d’Algérie.

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Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) in north-east Algeria

Aigle pomarin (Aquila pomarina) photographié dans le nord-est Algérien par Salah  elailia le 25 juin 2015. L’identification originale semble être incorrecte comme l’ont indiqué plusieurs birdwatcheurs dans la page facebook (Giannis Gasteratos et Alex Colorado Delgado ont été les premiers à le … Continue reading

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Nouvelles données sur l’avifaune de Tunisie (2005-2014)

Nouvelles données sur l’avifaune de Tunisie (2005-2014).
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New bird records in Tunisia (2005-2014). Continue reading

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First record of Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) for Tunisia

Bradshaw, Chr. G. 2015. First record of Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes for Tunisia. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 22 (1): 82-83. This short note describes the first Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) for Tunisia. The bird was observed at a … Continue reading

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4th Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) for Tunisia found at Djerba, Gulf of Gabes

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) photographed at Djerba, Gulf of Gabes: 4th record for Tunisia
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Pluvier fauve (Pluvialis fulva) photographié à Djerba, dans le golfe de Gabès: 4ème observation pour la Tunisie
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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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