The northeast Algerian breeding population of White Storks Ciconia ciconia normally leaves for sub-Saharan winter quarters in July and August, at the time when other long-legged marshbirds arrive to winter alongside the large resident population of Cattle Egrets Bubulcus ibis. Since 1994, however, small parties of White Storks, varying in size from two to 17 individuals, have been observed at seve


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