Articles by Author: Farrah Samraoui

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  1. Breeding ecology of the Purple Heron <em>Ardea purpurea</em> in Numidia, north-eastern Algeria

    Breeding ecology of the Purple Heron <em>Ardea purpurea</em> in Numidia, north-eastern Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    During 2002–2007, we assessed the status of the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea in Numidia, Algeria by surveying all the major wetlands in the region. We located six distinct breeding sites; four of these were not previously known. We also investigated...
  2. Status and breeding ecology of the Common <em>Moorhen Gallinula chloropus</em> in Algeria

    Status and breeding ecology of the Common <em>Moorhen Gallinula chloropus</em> in Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The status of the Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus in Algeria and its breeding ecology in North Africa are reported for the first time. Nest site selection and breeding parameters were studied at two contrasting sites in north-east Algeria: Boussedra, an...
  3. Reproductive ecology of the Cattle Egret (<em>Bubulcus ibis</em>) at Sidi Achour, north-eastern Algeria

    Reproductive ecology of the Cattle Egret (<em>Bubulcus ibis</em>) at Sidi Achour, north-eastern Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The reproductive ecology of the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) in a monospecific colony was monitored in 2003 at Sidi Achour, north-eastern Algeria. A set of physical characteristics were quantified to investigate their influence on breeding success. Prior to hatching, roughly...
  4. Status and diurnal activity budget of non-breeding White-headed Ducks <em>Oxyura leucocephala</em> in Algeria

    Status and diurnal activity budget of non-breeding White-headed Ducks <em>Oxyura leucocephala</em> in Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    In Algeria, the Globally Endangered White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala is resident throughout the year in the coastal wetlands of north-east Algeria and the Hauts Plateaux, where it occupies habitats that range from freshwater ponds and brackish marshes to hypersaline lakes...
  5. Phenology, nest-site selection and breeding success of a North African colony of the yellow-legged gull, <em>Larus michahellis</em>

    Phenology, nest-site selection and breeding success of a North African colony of the yellow-legged gull, <em>Larus michahellis</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Gulls are good biological models to investigate anthropogenic changes affecting the environment. We studied the breeding ecology of a monospecific colony of yellow–legged gulls, Larus michahellis on the Algerian island of Srigina, during three consecutive years (2009–2011) and attempted to...
  6. Factors affecting nesting success in the Great-crested Grebe <em>Podiceps cristatus</em> at Lake Tonga, north-east Algeria

    Factors affecting nesting success in the Great-crested Grebe <em>Podiceps cristatus</em> at Lake Tonga, north-east Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    The breeding ecology of the Great-crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus was investigated over four consecutive years (2009-2012) at Lake Tonga, north-east Algeria. In all four years, the egg-laying period was relatively short, spanning two months (end of March to end of...
  7. Nesting ecology of Ferruginous Duck <em>Aythya nyroca</em> in north-eastern Algeria

    Nesting ecology of Ferruginous Duck <em>Aythya nyroca</em> in north-eastern Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    The status of waterbirds breeding in protected areas in North Africa needs constant monitoring because of a naturally fluctuating environment and permissive attitudes towards illegal activities likely to negatively affect population dynamics of threatened species. We present the results of...
  8. Distribution and breeding ecology of the Ferruginous Duck <em>Aythya nyroca</em> in Algeria

    Distribution and breeding ecology of the Ferruginous Duck <em>Aythya nyroca</em> in Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    We conducted a survey of the distribution of Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca across Algeria and analysed the influence of nest-site characteristics on nesting success at a Ramsar site, Lake Tonga. The species was found to occupy different wetlands (freshwater lakes,...
  9. Connectivity between the Algerian population of Greater Flamingo <em>Phoenicopterus roseus</em> and those of the Mediterranean basin

    Connectivity between the Algerian population of Greater Flamingo <em>Phoenicopterus roseus</em> and those of the Mediterranean basin

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    In the Mediterranean basin, Greater Flamingos Phoenicopterus roseus constitute a metapopulation with natal and breeding dispersal among colonies. However, the rate of exchange between European and North African colonies remains poorly known. In this paper, we document the wintering and...
  10. Distribution, breeding phenology and time budget of Ruddy Shelduck <em>Tadorna ferruginea</em> during the annual cycle in the Hauts Plateaux, north-east Algeria

    Distribution, breeding phenology and time budget of Ruddy Shelduck <em>Tadorna ferruginea</em> during the annual cycle in the Hauts Plateaux, north-east Algeria

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology
    Between September 2003 and July 2006, the reproductive biology and time budget of the Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea was studied in the wetland complex of Oum el Bouaghi, north-east Algeria. Our results indicate a marked post-breeding dispersal of the Ruddy...