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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Beskaravayny, M. M., Tarina, N. A. (2011). Invasions of nominative subspecies of the Longtailed Tit to the Crimea. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 14, 147-149 Keywords: Crimea, Long-tailed Tit, invasion Views: 449 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №14 (2011)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 147-149

Invasions of nominative subspecies of the Longtailed Tit to the Crimea

M. M. Beskaravayny, N. A. Tarina

The Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus L.) is a settled, partially vagrant species. The Crimea is occupied by the endemic subspecies (A. c. tauricus), accidental flights of birds of nominative subspecies (A. c. caudatus) had not been earlier registered on the peninsula. Individuals of the nominative form were registered in March 2007 in the north of the Crimea, from October 2010 to February 2011 in all landscape zones (a flat part, foothills, Southern coast), and during the third decade of August 2011 - in foothills. Thus, distance of post-breeding roamings of the Long-tailed Tits can amount up to some hundreds kilometers from borders of the bird range.

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