AVIFAUNA COMPOSITION OF TWO NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL WETLANDS IN JIJEL REGION OF NORTH-EASTERN ALGERIA (THE BENI HAROUN DAM AND REDJLA MARSH)Chabou Sarra, Khammar Hichem, Hadjab Ramzi and Saheb Menouar
This study was carried out in the north-eastern part of Algeria on two wetlands, one artificial (Beni Haroun Dam) and the other natural (Redjla Marsh) from November 2017 to October 2018. Forty seven species from 16 families and 9 orders and four guilds have been identified. The richest family in species and abundance is the Anatidae family (11 species at the Beni Haroun Dam and 12 species at the Redjla Marsh). From an effective point of view, the Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo (Phalacrocoracidae) is the species most represented in the Beni Haroun Dam and the Macroule Coot Fulica atra (Rallidae) is the most represented in Redjla Marsh. Some species frequenting these environments have a national conservation status such as the Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo, the Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris and the White Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia. Some species are classified as threatened and vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, such as the Marbled Teal and the Ferruginous Duck Aythia nyroca.