Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti

Family: Sittidae (Nuthatches)

Authority: Vielliard, 1976

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species, only discovered in 1975, is the only bird species endemic to Algeria, and it has recently been discovered at two new sites. The population is very small, and it is likely to be declining. It has very specific ecological requirements and its habitat is declining in quality. It is therefore classified as Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 960 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sitta ledanti. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/algerian-nuthatch-sitta-ledanti on 22/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/09/2023.