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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Tsvelykh N, A. . (2001). Breeding of the Kingfisher in the Crimea.. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 4, 146 Keywords: Kingfisher Alcedo atthis, new breeding sites, Crimea Views: 301 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №4 (2001)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 146

Breeding of the Kingfisher in the Crimea.

Tsvelykh A. N.

The Kingfisher is known for this time as migrating and nomadic bird of the Crimea. Breeding of the species was recorded on 26.06.2000 and 30.06.2001 on the Belbek river near the village of Tankovoe and on the Belogorskoe reservoir (near Karasiovka) respectively. In addition, both localities had the nest hollows, used by birds in previous seasons. The pairs and territorial birds were registered in July 1996 in the same site of the Belbek river and 01.07.2001 in the lower reaches of Chornaja river near Sevastopol. Kingfisher has been breed in the Crimea only recently, since the middle of the 1990s.

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