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A new species for Algeria, White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis), observations of probably escaped individuals of Cutthroat Finch (Amadina fasciata) and Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata) and a checklist of southern Sahara birds


In this paper we present a report about the birds of the southern part of the Algerian Sahara. A total of 62 species were recorded with direct observations in nine different localities of two regions (from Tamanrasset city to In Guezzam city), belonging to 29 families and 12 orders in 2021. Three species were recorded for the first time in Algeria, White-throated Bee-eater (Merops albicollis), Cut-throat Finch (Amadina fasciata) and Village Indigobird (Vidua chalybeata). The latter two were probably escaped from captivity. The House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) were observed for the first time in this region.

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