Check list of waterbirds at Wadi Djedi in Ziban Oasis-AlgeriaAcronym: MCNB:Nouidjem_et_al_2019
This pioneering work is the first to document the aquatic avifauna community of the Wadi Djedi in the Ziban region in southeast of Algeria. We present results obtained through the monthly counts of waterbirds conducted from September 2013 to September 2016. On this wetland we recorded36 species of water birds representing 11 families. The Anatidae family was the most numerous, with 11 species. From among all the species, 18 were wintering species, nine were visitors, eight were sedentary breeding species (including the ruddy shelduck Tadorna furruginea and kentish pPlover Charadrius alexandrines ) and one species was migratory nesting (the white stork Ciconia ciconia) Two species (the teal marbled Marmaronetta angustirostris and ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca) are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of endangered species.
The Ziban oasis is located in the east of Algeria, south of the Aurès Mountains (5° 44' 00" N, 35° 51' 00" E). The region is characterized by the arid Mediterranean climate. The average maximum temperature is 41.38 °C in August and the minimum temperature during January is 8.26 °C. Precipitation averaged about 128 mm over the last ten years (2004-2014). Wadi Djedi in the Ziban oasis is one of the largest Saharan rivers. It originates in the Saharan Atlas Mountains at an altitude of about 1400 m and it flows for about approximately 480 km from west to east
When more than 200 birds were present, total numbers were estimated by dividing the ﬂock into small equal blocks (50–200 birds according to ﬂock size) and counting the number of blocks.
This latter method is that most commonly used in the winter counts of waterfowl (Lamotte & Bourlière, 1969). The bird community was sampled by performing counts of waterbirds from vantage points with unlimited distance. Three sampling points were chosen for the bird count.
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Includes: point occurrence data.
Nouidjem, Y., Mimeche, F., Bensaci, E., Merouani, S., Arar, A., Saheb, M., 2019. Check list of waterbirds at Wadi Djedi in Ziban Oasis-Algeria. Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona. Dataset/Occurrence: https://doi.org/10.15470/6m0dyq
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