Category Archives: Algerian birds

Collared Flycatcher caught by a cat

A cat was photographed just after he caught a Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) at Rhourde el-Baguel, Ouargla province, eastern Algeria. The scene was captured by Fethi Saadaoui on 7 April 2017. Cats are known to catch a wide variety of birds, but catching an agile bird like a flycatcher is not easy. The bird must… Read More »

Première observation documentée de la Fauvette babillarde (Sylvia curruca) en Algérie

L’aire de reproduction de la Fauvette babillarde (Sylvia curruca) s’étend depuis l’Europe occidental jusqu’à l’Asie centrale, et hiverne en Asie du Sud et en Afrique (principalement à l’est et au centre du continent). Au Maghreb, l’espèce est considérée rare (migrateur irrégulier et hivernant accidentel): En Tunisie: Isenmann et al. (2005) citent seulement deux mentions authentifiées… Read More »

Moineau doré (Passer luteus) à Djanet, sud-est d’Algérie

Un joli mâle Moineau doré (Passer luteus) a été photographié le 16 janvier 2017 à Djanet, au sud-est de l’Algérie par Bilal Gueroui. L’espèce n’a pas été observée en Algérie depuis des décennies, et Djanet est le deuxième site pour l’espèce dans le pays. La première observation du Moineau doré en Algérie remonte à janvier… Read More »

Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) at Oran, Algeria

A Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) was found by the Civil Protection personal at the port of Oran, western Algeria in January 2016. It was taken to the Oran section of the Forest Conservation Service where it was helped to recover its strength. In mid-February, it was released in a daya (intermittent wetland) where some individuals… Read More »

Association Nationale Algérienne d’Ornithologie

The Algerian National Association of Ornithology (ANAO) is a new ornithological society in Northwest Africa (Maghreb region). it was created during the 2nd International Symposium on “Algerian Ornithology at the Dawn of the 3rd Millennium”, which was held between 17 and 19 November 2012 at the Larbi Ben M’hidi University, Oum El-Bouaghi, Algeria. We would… Read More »

Maghreb Endemic Birds

The Maghreb is the equivalent term of Northwest Africa. Geographically, the Maghreb can be seen as restricted to the three countries linked by the Atlas Mountains (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) which stretch from the Atlantic Ocean eastwards to north-west Tunisia. The climate is also similar (at least north of the Atlas), and there are many… Read More »

African Crimson-winged Finch: a new endemic species

The Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus) sensu lato consists of two distinct taxa, alienus in north-west Africa (Morocco and Algeria) and sanguineus in the Middle East, Turkey, Caucasus, Central Asia and north-west China. The split of this taxon into two separate species, African Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys alienus) and Asian Crimson-winged Finch (Rhodopechys sanguineus) was first proposed… Read More »