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Aves, 16/2 | 1979 | 59-82

Jacob, J.P., Ledant, J.P. & Hily, C.

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The marsh of Reghaïa (Algeria) is the last area of biological interest of seaboard Algiers. Some descriptions as well as precisions are given on the 81 waterbird species observed from the end of 1974 to July 1978. The majority of these species are migratory and wintering birds. Twelve species breed with certitude and 5 have tried, probably with success. These numbers are certainly influenced by the lack of quietness. In spite of that several breeding birds, rare in the country and even in the Mediterranean area, have been recorded : the Little Bittern (Ixobrychius minutus), the Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris), the Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) and the Purple Galinule (Porphyrio porphyrio). The conservation of this marsh is urgent and the algerian authorities seem to have understood this necessity.

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