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On the breeding ecology of the Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) in Oued righ valley (South-East of Algeria)

By: Yassine Nouidjem, Sakina Merouani, Fateh Mimeche, Abd El Aziz Bouzegag, Ettayib Bensaci, Menouar Saheb, Moussa Houhamdi

Key Words: Breeding, Oued Righ, Tadorna ferruginea, Sahara, Algeria.

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 9(2), 207-211, August 2016.

Abstract

We present the first data about the reproductive biology of the Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) at Oued Righ valley in the South-east of Algeria. During the period 2009-2011; successful nesting was recorded at most sites of the wetland complex for the first time in this region. Information on its reproduction concern observations and censuses pairs with chicks. We also investigated nest site selection and measured breeding parameters. This study is to contribute to knowledge the reproduction of this bird.

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