Archive \ Volume.7 2018 Issue 4

Breeding Test and Chick Survival of the Houbara Bustard "Chlamydotis Undulata Undulata Jacquin 1784" in Captivity, Ziban Region

Berredjouh Djamel , Belhamra Mohamed , Nouidjem Yassine
Abstract

In the current study, breeding success and chick survival of a population of Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata undulata, JACQUIN 1784) during the season (2013-2014) in the Ziban region, province of Biskra (South-Est of Algeria) were scrutinized. This species is one of the protected species in Algeria by Described in 83-509 of 20/08/83, but the population of this bird is in decline because of excessive hunting and habitat destruction. Today, it has been postulated that the Algerian population of this species would have been split into subpopulations, and they would probably be isolated from each other. This study focused on the aspect of ex situ conservation and reproduction in breeding. The results of Breeding test, chick survival, biometric measurements and analysis of bustard’s diet in the nature obtained on the basis of a trial of 10 Bustards captured in the Ziban region, would encourage the implementation of a program to strengthen natural populations.


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