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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Milobog, Y. V., Vetrov, V. V., Strigunov, V. I., Belik, V. P. (2010). The Saker (Falco cherrug Gray) in Ukraine and adjacent areas.. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 13, 135-159 Keywords: Saker, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, range, breeding, steppe, foreststeppe, ecology, conservation Views: 296 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №13 (2010)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 135-159

The Saker (Falco cherrug Gray) in Ukraine and adjacent areas.

Y. V. Milobog, V. V. Vetrov, V. I. Strigunov, V. P. Belik

The paper analyses the current state of Saker populations in Ukraine and adjacent regions of Russia and Moldova, and also discusses issues of ecology and its conservation. Main material was collected in 2001-2010 in the territory of steppe Ukraine. The search for and counts of the Saker were chiefly done by automobile routes (81,720 km). A total of 251 territorial pairs were revealed; the breeding was registered for 243 pairs. At present in the forest-steppe zone of Ukraine the breeding sites of the Saker have almost disappeared, and its main range moved to the steppe zone. The overall number in the studied region is estimated at 380-450 pairs, of them 350-400 pairs are in Ukraine, 10-15 pairs in Moldova, and 20-40 pairs in the south of Russia.

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