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Algeria

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Algeria , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Algeria [map]

Number of species: 426
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2016-07-01
Last modified: 2021-03-13
See also: https://www.africanbirdclub.org/countries/checklists/download
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelusExtirpated

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisIntroduced species
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephala
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisRare/Accidental
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellusRare/Accidental
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostris
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Barbary PartridgeAlectoris barbara
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaRare/Accidental
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis
Crowned SandgrousePterocles coronatus
Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteinii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Red-necked NightjarCaprimulgus ruficollis
European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Little SwiftApus affinis
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinusRare/Accidental
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticus
African CrakeCrex egregiaRare/Accidental
CorncrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Striped CrakeAmaurornis marginalisRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgoExtirpated
Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Arabian BustardArdeotis arabs
Little BustardTetrax tetrax
Great BustardOtis tardaExtirpated
Houbara BustardChlamydotis undulata

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellataRare/Accidental
Black-throated DiverGavia arctica
Great Northern DiverGavia immer

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-petrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis
Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremitaExtirpated
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostris
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago media
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica
RazorbillAlca torda
Common GuillemotUria aalgeRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Great SkuaStercorarius skua

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Gray-hooded GullChroicocephalus cirrocephalusRare/Accidental
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisRare/Accidental
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Griffon VultureGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusRare/Accidental
Lappet-faced VultureTorgos tracheliotosRare/Accidental
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaRare/Accidental
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxRare/Accidental
Spanish Imperial EagleAquila adalbertiRare/Accidental
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliaca
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiRare/Accidental
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Marsh OwlAsio capensisExtirpated
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Desert Eagle OwlBubo ascalaphus

 
COLIIFORMES: Coliidae

Blue-naped MousebirdUrocolius macrourusRare/Accidental

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Levaillant's WoodpeckerPicus vaillantii
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Dusky ParrotPionus fuscusRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental
Common RavenCorvus corax
Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis
Pied CrowCorvus albusRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus corone

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red-billed FirefinchLagonosticta senegala
African SilverbillEuodice cantansRare/Accidental
Indian SilverbillEuodice malabaricaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Italian SparrowPasser italiaeRare/Accidental
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Desert SparrowPasser simplex
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusRare/Accidental
Sudan Golden SparrowPasser luteus
Eurasian Rock SparrowPetronia petronia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguineus
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Citril FinchCarduelis citrinellaRare/Accidental
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Striated BuntingFringillaria striolata
Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Rustic BuntingSchoeniclus rusticusRare/Accidental
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Canary Islands TitCyanistes teneriffae
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Thick-billed LarkRamphocoris clotbey
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigricepsRare/Accidental
DuPont's LarkChersophilus duponti
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Temminck's LarkEremophila bilopha
Horned LarkEremophila alpestrisRare/Accidental
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Thekla LarkGalerida theklae
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Isabelline WarblerIduna opaca
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicola
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Pale Crag MartinPtyonoprogne obsoleta
Plain MartinRiparia paludicolaRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Western Bonelli's WarblerRhadina bonelli
Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Iberian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus ibericus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Streaked Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
African Desert WarblerCurruca deserti
Western Orphean WarblerCurruca hortensis
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Tristram's WarblerCurruca deserticola
Rüppell's WarblerCurruca ruppeliRare/Accidental
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca inornata
Moltoni's Subalpine WarblerCurruca subalpinaRare/Accidental
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata
Marmora's WarblerCurruca sarda
Dartford WarblerCurruca undata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Fulvous BabblerArgya fulva

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Eurasian FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Algerian NuthatchSitta ledantiEndemic
WallcreeperTichodroma murariaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Spotless StarlingSturnus unicolor
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Black Scrub RobinCercotrichas podobeRare/Accidental
Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Atlas FlycatcherFicedula speculigera
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Moussier's RedstartPhoenicurus moussieri
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Red-rumped WheatearOenanthe moesta
Black WheatearOenanthe leucura
White-crowned WheatearOenanthe leucopyga
Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilarisRare/Accidental
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus

 

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