Abdelwahab Chedad, Djamel Bendjoudi, Omar Guezoul
Full Text PDF | Algerian Sahara, cartography, EFP, Ghardaïa, phenological status, wheatears.
The wheatears occupy a special place within the avifauna of the Ghardaïa region (Northern Algerian Sahara), with eight species. The range mapping and phenological status were studied in the Ghardaïa region between 2017 and 2021 on the basis of monthly sampling using Progressive Frequency Sampling (Echantillonnage Fréquentiel Progressif “EFP”) method. Eight species of the genus Oenanthe were reported, two of which have a resident breeder phenological status (White-crowned Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti), four species (Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe, Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica, and Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens), having a passage visitor status. Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta with probably winter visitor status. Finally, a dubious sighting of Seebohm's wheatear Oenanthe seebohmi. Globally, all reported species are categorized as a species of the least concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
Cite this paper: Chedad, A., Bendjoudi, D., Guezoul, O. (2021). PLACE OF WHEATEAR SPECIES WITHIN THE AVIFAUNA OF GHARDAÏA (ALGERIAN SAHARA). Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 10(19), 25-35. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2021.v10i19.003