Brown necked raven (Corvus ruficollis Lesson, 1831) electrocution by power lines in a semi-urban ‎area in Southern Algeria


  • Mohamed Belkacem Université Akli Mohand Oulhadj- Bouira


Corvids; Electric danger; Threatened avifauna; Sahara; North Africa


Electrical infrastructures are considered as a remarkable anthropological pollution ‎in natural sites. Electrocution is one of the most mortal causes of birds. It occurs‎ when they perch on a conductive metal pylon, being in simultaneous contact with a cable ‎or through birds contact with two wires. In this study, we reveal this problem in a semi-urban hyper-arid region ‎in Southern Algeria. The screened site is a discharge of Timimoune city that contains a big web of electric structures. Herein, we signal a big number of brown necked raven carcasses, most likely killed by electrocution.


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How to Cite

Belkacem, M. (2024). Brown necked raven (Corvus ruficollis Lesson, 1831) electrocution by power lines in a semi-urban ‎area in Southern Algeria. Algerian Journal of Biosciences, 5(01), 024–027. Retrieved from