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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Domashevsky V, S. ., Kostyushin A, V. ., Pismennyi A, K. . (2009). Species, number and distribution of birds of prey of the Irpen river floodplain (Zhitomir and Kiev regions).. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 12, 157-161 Keywords: species composition, number, distribution, birds of prey, Irpen river, Ukraine Views: 737 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №12 (2009)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 157-161

Species, number and distribution of birds of prey of the Irpen river floodplain (Zhitomir and Kiev regions).

Domashevsky S.V., Kostyushin V.A., Pismennyi K.A.

The publication presents census results of birds of prey conducted in 1995-2006 in the of Irpen river floodplain (Zhitomir and Kiev regions, Ukraine). This census has covered the whole floodplain area, 124 km long in a total. During fieldwork there were registered: 8 pairs of Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) or 0.6 pair per 10 km;  15 pairs of  Black Kite (Milvus migrans) or 1.2 pair per 10 km; 18 pairs of Montagu`s Harrier (Circus pygargus) or 1.4 pair per 10 km; 24 pairs of  Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) or 1.9 pair per 10 km; 9 pairs of  Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) or 0.7 pair per 10 km; 7 pairs of  Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) or 0.5 pair per 10 km; 77-82 pairs of  Buzzard (Buteo buteo) or 6.2-6.6  pair per 10 km; 5 pairs of  Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) or 0.4 pair per 10 km; 18 pairs of Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) or 1.4 pair per 10 km; 9 pairs of  Hobby Falcon (Falco subbuteo) or 0.7 pair per 10 km; 9-10 pairs of  Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) or 0.7-0.8  pair per 10 km.

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