Birds of North Africa's Journal

November 24, 2021

HADDAD (K.), BELLATRECHE, (M.), MEBARKI (M. -T.) & AFOUTNI (L.)- New data on the range of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Algeria. 4435, p.297-300., ALAUDA, volume 89 (4) 2021.

HADDAD (K.), BELLATRECHE, (M.), MEBARKI (M. -T.) & AFOUTNI (L.)- DONNÉES NOUVELLES SUR L’AIRE DE RÉPARTITION DU MOINEAU DOMESTIQUE - Passer domesticus EN ALGÉRIE. 4435, p.297-300., ALAUDA, volume 89 (4) 2021.
Lors d’une sortie naturaliste dans le SudOuestAlgérien, entre le 21 et le 30 janvier 2020, des Moineaux domestiques Passer domesticus ont été observés pour la première fois dans deux sites de la Wilaya de Tindouf. Il s’agit de la première mention de Moineaux domestiques dans cette région.

New data on the range of the House Sparrow Passer domesticus in Algeria.
During a naturalist observation trip in south-west Algeria, between January 21 and 30, 2020, House Sparrow were observed for the first time in two sites in the Wilaya (department) of Tindouf. These data represent the first mention of House Sparrow in this region of the southwest Algerian.

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August 19, 2021

HADDAD (K.), AFOUTNI (L.) - Rare birds recently watched in Algeria.. 4399, p.307-310., ALAUDA, volume 88 (4) 2020.

HADDAD (K.), AFOUTNI (L.) - Oiseaux rares récemment observés en Algérie. 4399, p.307-310., ALAUDA, volume 88 (4) 2020.

Rare birds in Algeria in 2019. This report by the environmental association ÉcoCirta covers the year 2019, where 9 species of rare birds were photographed in Algeria. Among all these species, a mega-observation in the south of the country is the first report for Algeria and North Africa of the Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus. A Nordic and East Asian bird, the Rustic bunting Emberiza rustica, a Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis and three individuals of Eurasian Penduline-tit Remiz pendulinus have been observed in the northeast of the country, a Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia ruppeli, the other of Moltoni’s Sylvia subalpina in the south-east of the country. In addition, three species of raptor have been observed, the Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax in the center-est, Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina and the Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga in the northeast of the country.

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African Crake at Kerzaz, Algeria, in November 2020

HADDAD (K.), ZAÏDI (H.) & KENTAOUI (A.), 2021. - African Crake at Kerzaz, Algeria, in November 2020. DUTCH BIRDING 43 (4) : 39-40, 2021.

The observation site (29°27’32.5”N, 1°26’35.0”W) is located 252 km in a straight line west of the closest border with Morocco and 595 km north of the border with Mauritania and Mali. The site is a private agricultural garden in a large oasis at an altitude of 380 m with a 1 ha area of abundant vegetation and a madjen (traditional basin) for irrigation. Kerzaz lies in the Saoura valley along the N6 road, on the left (north-east) bank of the Oued Saoura. The Grand Erg Occidental, a large area of continuous sand dunes, lies to the east and the rocky Ougarta range rise to the west. A large lake (Sebkhet el-Melah) lies nearby and vast areas of desert stretch in all directions.

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September 28, 2020

Currently know distribution of Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus in Southern Algeria.

HADDAD (K.), AFOUTNI (L.) & MEBARKI (M. -T.) - Répartition actuellement connue du Moineau doré Passer luteus dans le sud de l'Algérie. 4387, p.56-58., Alauda, volume 88 (3) 2020.

HADDAD (K.), AFOUTNI (L.) & MEBARKI (M. -T.) - Currently know distribution of Sudan Golden Sparrow Passer luteus in Southern Algeria. 4387, p.56-58., Alauda, volume 88 (3) 2020
Between 2017 and 2019, the species was observed and photographed in winter and summer. Groups of more than one hundred individuals with adults followed by juveniles were recorded in a series of localities in In Guezzam area. All data presently available lead to conclude that the Sudan Golden Sparrow is now a sedentary species, well established in the extreme south of Algeria and which tends to spread into the south
and south-eastern regions of the country. The species can no longer be considered as a very irregular
migrant and accidental winter visitor to the south of Algeria.

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July 18, 2020

New localities and distribution of African Silverbill Euodice cantans in Southern Algeria

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.) - New localities and distribution of African Silverbill Euodice cantans in Southern Algeria. 4377, p.144-146., Alauda, volume 88 (2) 2020.
Between 25 September - 5 October and 21 - 31 December 2019, groups of the African Silverbill Euodice cantans were recorded and photographed in a series of localities South-East, South, North- West and East of Tamanrasset (Saharan Algeria). Presence of fledglings fed by adults as well as birds carrying nest material proved that the species is now well established as a breeding and sedentary species in this area and can no longer be considered as a very irregular migrant and accidental winter visitor in southern Algeria.

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March 06, 2020

First record of Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus in North Africa

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.) - Première observation du Coucou Jacobin Clamator jacobinus en Afrique du Nord. 4365, p.71-72., Alauda, volume 88 (1) 2020

On 5 October 2019, 2 individuals of the Jacobin cuckoo Clamator jacobinus were recorded in the region of Tamanrasset (Saharan Algeria) one individual was photographed. This is the first documented record of this species in Algeria, Maghreb and North Africa, where the species is a very irregular migrant and accidental winter visitor.

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December 11, 2019

Range expansion of the House Bunting Emberiza sahari in northern of Algeria

MOULAI (R.) - Range expansion of the House Bunting Emberiza sahari in northern of Algeria. 4331, p.258-259., Alauda, volume 87 (3) 2019

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A case of leucism in the White-crowned wheatear in Algeria

CHEDDAD (A.), GUEZOUL (O.) & BENDJOUDI (D.) - A case of leucism in the White-crowned wheatear in Algeria. 4356, p.348., Alauda, volume 87 (4) 2019

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First record of Moltoni’s Warbler Sylvia subalpina in Algeria

VIECHEC (A.) & HADDAD (K.) - First record of Moltoni's Warbler Sylvia subalpina in Algeria. 4355, p.346-347., Alauda, volume 87 (4) 2019
Between 7 and 14 April 2019, more than 10 individuals (males and females) of the Moltoni’s Warbler Sylvia
subalpina were recorded at El Borma (near the border with Tunisia) in the region of Ouargla (Saharan Algeria). This is the first documented record of this newly described species in Algeria where its status remains to be precised.

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July 01, 2019

A new sixth breeding site for Algerian Nuthatch

HADDAD (K.) & AFOUTNI (L.) - La Sittelle kabyle Sitta ledanti : nouvelle localité , répartition et habitat. ORNITHOS 26-2 : 83-94 (2019)

A new sixth breeding site of the Algerian nuthatch discovered by the members of the association aquacirta. discovered in June 2018 by kh and confirmed by the in October.
This discovery is for the members of the association AquaCirta an incentive to broaden the field of research.
the article was published in the ornithological journal ornithos 26-2 2019

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