Nesting ecology of the eastern curlew, Numenius madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766) in the south of the species range

Nesting ecology of the eastern curlew, Numenius madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766) in the south of... ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2010, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 345–346. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2010. Original Russian Text © A.I. Antonov, 2010, published in Ekologiya, 2010, No. 4, pp. 310–311. Nesting Ecology of the Eastern Curlew, Numenius madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766) in the South of the Species Range A. I. Antonov Khinganskii State Nature Reserve, per. Dorozhnyi 6, Arkhara, Amur Region, 676741 Russia email: Received April 20, 2009 Key words: eastern curlew, nesting ecology, site fidelity. DOI: 10.1134/S1067413610040119 The eastern curlew is far behind other waders with forests. Numerous lakes occur in swamped areas. respect to the number of references in the recent orni Most characteristic of the Arkharinskii station are thological literature (Thomas et al., 2003), remaining mixed meadows with sparse willows (Salix caprea) and among the least studied species of the genus. Before sedge–moss bogs in depressions. the start of our research, only nine findings of nests The numbers of birds in two test areas (15 km at were known from the southern part of the recent spe each station) were determined by taking absolute cies range (the Amur River Basin), and specific bio counts of territorial pairs, nests, and broods. Their rel logical Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Nesting ecology of the eastern curlew, Numenius madagascariensis (Linnaeus, 1766) in the south of the species range

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