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Sitta ledanti (Algerian Nuthatch)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Algerian nuthatch (Sitta ledanti) is a small passerine bird which is the only bird species endemic to Algeria, where it is also the only nuthatch. It was first discovered on October 5, 1975 at the Djebel Babor mountain in the Petite Kabylie range in northern Algeria, by a team led by a young Belgian agronomist Jean-Pierre Ledant.The Algerian nuthatch is a resident bird of four areas of mountain forest in northeast Algeria.
View Wikipedia Record: Sitta ledanti

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Sitta ledanti

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.23147
EDGE Score: 3.90905


Adult Weight [1]  17 grams
Clutch Size [2]  3


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Djebel Babor Algeria A1, A2, A3
Parc National de Taza Algeria A1, A2  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey Yes

Prey / Diet

Quercus afares[3]
Quercus canariensis (Algerian Oak)[3]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by 1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3BirdLife International (2012) Species factsheet: Sitta ledanti. Downloaded from on 09/09/2012.
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