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Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Algeria

Image Credit: 
O. Peyre and G. Durand

Country checklist and status

You can download and print a checklist for Algeria.

An annotated checklist in both English and French of the 406 bird species recorded in Algeria up to 1999 has been published in Oiseaux D'Algérie / Birds of Algeria (MOALI, A. and ISENMANN, P. 2000).

Endemic species

Algerian Nuthatch

Sitta ledanti

Near endemic species (found in 3 or less African countries)

Levaillant’s Woodpecker Picus vaillantii
Moussier’s Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri

Threatened species

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus Critical
Northern Bald Ibis* Geronticus eremita Critical
White-headed Duck

Oxyura leucocephala

Marbled Teal

Marmaronetta angustirostris

Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni

Great Bustard Otis tarda Vulnerable
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata Vulnerable
Slender-billed Curlew* Numenius tenuirostris Critical
Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti Endangered

* There have been no records of these species in Algeria since 1980 and they are believed to be extirpated.

The lists of endemic, near endemic and threatened species have been compiled from a number of sources including the African Bird Club, BirdLife International, and Birds of the World Version 2.0 ® 1994-1996, Dr. Charles Sibley and Thayer Birding Software, Ltd. For further information on Algeria’s threatened species, BirdLife International .

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