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Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Algeria

Image Credit: 
O. Peyre and G. Durand

Country checklist and status


We are delighted that our Corporate Sponsor iGoTerra has made its country checklists, including subspecies (IOC or Clements) as well as all other species groups like mammals, butterflies etc. available through the ABC website. The only thing required is a Basic membership / registration which is free of charge. Go to Algeria checklists. If you are already a member of iGoTerra, you will be taken directly to the country page. In case you are not a member, you will be redirected automatically to the registration form and from there can go straight to the country page.

ABC and other checklists.

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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