Walid Dahmani, Abdelwahab Chedad, Mohamed Ait Hammou

A new locality of Dupont’s Lark Chersophilus duponti in Algeria

Abstract Dupont’s Lark Chersophilus duponti (Vieillot, 1824), is one of Algeria’s most discreet and rare birds. During the monitoring campaign, which was run between 2015 and 2022 using the point count method, a pair of Dupont’s Larks was spotted in Aïn Dheb (South of Tiaret, Western Algeria) on July 27, 2016, with another dubious sighting of a single individual being recorded in the same locality in the second week of May 2022. This newly documented locality is important because it likely expands the currently known range of this rare species in Algeria.

Doi https://doi.org/10.35513/21658005.2023.1.1

Keywords Chersophilus duponti; expansion; new locality; North-West Algeria

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