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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Prokopenko, S. P., Beskaravayny, M. M., Kucherenko, V. N. (2012). On the breeding of the Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica) in the Crimea.. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 15, 162-165 Keywords: Red-rumped Swallow, breeding, Crimea Views: 249 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №15 (2012)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 162-165

On the breeding of the Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica) in the Crimea.

S. P. Prokopenko, M. M. Beskaravayny, V. N. Kucherenko

In Ukraine and in the Crimea the Red-rumped Swallow is known as a rare, accidental and in recent years a very rare breeding bird. Basing on the observations of 2006–2007 and 2012 there are given new data on its breeding, biotopes and timing of reproductive cycle in the Crimea. This species (subspecies H.d. rufula) occurred on breeding in the foothills and eastern part of the southern coast of the Crimea where it is associated with anthropogenic habitats (stone buildings, bridges) and rocky biotopes (cavities in rocky precipices). Start of the breeding cycle for different pairs is extended from the third decade of May to the first decade of July.

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