of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station
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.Read the paper in a PDF file