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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Vysochin, M. O. (2013). The Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus (Gmelin, 1788) in Donetsk Region – current status and historical aspects. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 16, 49-62 Keywords: Booted Eagle, Donetsk Region, Donetsk Kriazh, habitat, abundance, expansion Views: 311 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №16 (2013)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 49-62

The Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus (Gmelin, 1788) in Donetsk Region – current status and historical aspects

M. O. Vysochin

The analysis of the range dynamics, abundance, behavioral and ecological characteristics of the Booted Eagle within Donetsk Region was carried out. 18 nests and 39 nesting sites were found. Changes in the species nesting ecology were analyzed, and ways of adaptations for the last 130 year were described. A trend to change a nesting stereotype and occupy non-typical habitats (artificial woodlands) was revealed. It was determined that formation of the current range of the Booted Eagle in Donetsk Region had originated from the north to the south – from the Severskyi Donets River Valley to woodlands of the elevation of Donetsk Kriazh and further to forests of Pryazovska Elevation.

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