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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. Its range is limited by the availability of woodland, and it occurs only above 1,000m, with the population density increasing with altitude.
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
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  80 %
Clutch Size [3]  3


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

Important Bird Areas

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[4]
Quercus canariensis (Algerian Oak)[4]

Range Map


External References



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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz 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
4BirdLife International (2012) Species factsheet: Sitta ledanti. Downloaded from on 09/09/2012.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License