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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Andryushchenko, Y. A., Popenko, V. M., Chernichko, R. N., Andryushchenko, A. Y. (2017). Current status of wintering Anseriformes in the Syvash subregion. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 20, 154-186 Views: 74 Branta copyright Branta license

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Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 154-186

Current status of wintering Anseriformes in the Syvash subregion

Y. A. Andryushchenko, V. M. Popenko, R. N. Chernichko, A. Y. Andryushchenko

Keywords: Anseriformes, wintering, number, gatherings, Syvash subregion, trends

The paper analyses our own field materials and literature sources on Anseriformes for the period 1998‑2017. However, the main comparable material was collected in 2005‑2017, primarily within the framework of the mid-winter waterbird censuses on 15‑25 January. The accumulated original material about this group of birds can be useful for the effective management of mass species, including hunting, as well as for the protection of vulnerable representatives of Anseriformes.
Given that the land is an integral part of the wetland, where a significant number of hydrophilic birds feed and rest (geese, river ducks, cranes, seagulls, waders and other species), Syvash Bay, together with the adjacent land area and other small bodies of water, represent a single Syvash subregion. The wintering has been proved for 26 species of Anseriformes (out of 38 occurring in Ukraine): Rufibrenta ruficollis, Anser anser, A. albifrons, A. erythropus, A. fabalis, Cygnus olor, C. cygnus, C. bewickii, Tadorna ferruginea, T. tadorna , Anas platyrhynchos, A. crecca, A. strepera, A. penelope, A. acuta, A. clypeata, Netta rufina, Aythya ferina, A. nyroca, A. fuligula, A. marila, Bucephala clangula, Oxyura leucocephala, Mergus albellus, M. serrator and M. merganser, and also, probably, Anas querquedula. Accidental flights of Melanitta nigra and, perhaps, Melanitta fusca was recorded.

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