COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF WATER BIRDS IN SOME AREAS OF NORTHWESTERN ALGERIA
Keywords:wetlands, biodiversity, avifauna, Tiaret, Tissemsilt
Wetlands have an inestimable importance in different regions of the world. Algeria is rich in wetlands which are among the most precious resources in terms of biological diversity.
Water birds are particularly attractive and important because of their long-distance migrations and their potential as indicators of the status and value of wetlands. This is how; works on the avifauna are still more and rarer, in Algeria and particularly in the area of Tiaret.
It’s, with this in mind, that our study, which relates to the assessment of the biodiversity of birds in the wetlands of Tiaret area and Tissemsilt area, over a period of two years, from 2016 to 2018, and this in order to inventory and determine the distribution of all species of birds, photographed or captured and recognize species of ecological, trophic and phenological interest, located in these regions which remains still virgin.