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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Nadtochiy S, A. . (2002). New data on breeding of Paddyfield Warbler in Kharkov region. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 5, 149-151 Views: 442 Branta copyright Branta license

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Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 149-151

New data on breeding of Paddyfield Warbler in Kharkov region

Nadtochiy A.S.

Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) is a new breeding species in Kharkov region. For the first time its breeding was registered in 1999 in Barvenskovsky district on two floodplain lakes in a valley of the Britay river (the Severskoy Donets river basin).

Over the period 2000-2002 new sites of Paddyfield Warbler breeding were discovered in floodplain of the rivers in a steppe zone of Kharkov region: 1) on two sites in the Orel' river floodplain (the Dnieper basin) near the villages of Appolonovka and Bogataya Cherneshchina (Sakhnovshchinsky district); 2) in the Bereka river floodplain (a tributary of  the Severskoy Donets) near the village of  Dmitrovka (Barvenkovsky district); 3) on three sites in the Velikiy Burluk river floodplain (a tributary of  the Severskoy Donets) near the villages of  Vasilenkovo, Get'manovka, Arkadievka (Shevchenkovsky district).

Taking into account new breeding sites of Paddyfield Warbler on the territory of Kharkiv region, the northern border of this species breeding range has moved 80 km closer to the north within Ukrainian area and now is located in the valley of the Velikiy Burluk river.

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