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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Kucherenko, V. M. (2016). Birds of the artificial forest near Mykhailivka, Saki District (AR of Crimea, Ukraine). Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 19, 155-159 Keywords: birds, artificial forest, breeding, steppe zone Views: 392 Branta copyright Branta license

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Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 155-159

Birds of the artificial forest near Mykhailivka, Saki District (AR of Crimea, Ukraine)

V. M. Kucherenko

The studied artificial forest is located in the western part of the steppe zone of Crimean Peninsula. We found 22 breeding species of birds. The Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) were dominant. Less numerous were the Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), and Great Tit (Parus major). We assume that shelterbelts serve as dispersal corridors for most of the species from the mountain forests of the Crimean Peninsula. The Hawfinch is the exception and probably able to settle in the forests isolated from its main habitat. The Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) population is linked with introduction of these birds by hunting farms.

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