Transactions
of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station
Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Andryushchenko A, Y. ., Grinchenko B, A. . (1998). The eastmost breeding record of Eider on the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 1, 111-112 Views: 300 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №1 (1998)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 111-112

The eastmost breeding record of Eider on the Ukrainian coast of the Black Sea

Andryushchenko Y.A., Grinchenko A.B.

The most eastern in the region nest of Eider (Somateria mullissima) was found on the 1st of June 1998 on the Kalanchaksie islands near the town of Khorly in the Kherson region. The birds bred on the periphery of the colony of Yellow­legged Gulls (Larus cachinnans). Mass and measurements of the 5 fresh eggs are given. The finding indicates that the breeding area of the species in the region is expanded to the East.

Read the paper in a PDF file