Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti

Family: Sittidae (Nuthatches and Wallcreeper)

Authority: Vielliard, 1976

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v);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. It has a very small range, being known from just four locations. It has very specific ecological requirements and habitat at one site in particular is severely threatened and declining in quality. Its overall population is likely to be very small and may be declining. It is therefore classified as Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 720 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Sitta ledanti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2021.