Greater Flamingo breeding attempts on the Hauts Plateaux and in the Algerian Sahara, in 2011–13


North African Birds

Mesbah, A., Bouchibi Baaziz, N., Baaziz, N., Boulkhssaim, M., Bouzid, A., Ouldjaoui, A., Boucheker, A., Nedjah, R., Touati, L., Samraoui, F. & Samraoui, B. 2014. Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus breeding attempts on the Hauts Plateaux and in the Algerian Sahara, in 2011–13.Bull. African Bird Club 21(2): 187–192.
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Abstract:

In 2011, Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus successfully bred at two sites in Algeria. At Safioune, in the Sahara, breeding started in early January and involved 1,500 pairs. It was the first time the species bred at this site and 600 chicks fledged, despite an intrusion by jackals, which caused the cessation of breeding; 62 chicks were ringed. At Ezzemoul, on the Hauts Plateaux, breeding started in late May and involved 4,500 pairs; 3,500 chicks fledged, of which 895 were ringed. Nesting was unsuccessful at El Goléa and Bazer Sakra, where decoys of adult flamingos and nest…

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