Transactions
of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station
Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Tsvelykh, A. N. (2005). Expansion of the Syrian Woodpecker in the Crimea. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 8, 198-199 Keywords: Syrian Woodpecker, breeding range, Crimea Views: 339 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №8 (2005)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 198-199

Expansion of the Syrian Woodpecker in the Crimea

A. N. Tsvelykh

The species at first appeared in the Crimea in 1979. At present it has populated most of the steppe zone of the Crimean peninsula. In 2004 the southern border of the species breeding range extended up to the line Sevastopol - Simferopol - Kerch. The average yearly breeding area expansion rate of the species in the Crimea is about 8-10 km.

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