Black Stork in Ukraine: creating of myths continues. - V.N. Grishchenko. - Berkut. 5 (1). 1996. P. 91-94.
The article by G.V. Fesenko (1996) disputes the reality of the Black Stork number increasing in Ukraine. It based on the analysis of results of censuses in 1977, 1984 and 1990-1991. The author decided by mistake, that methods of these censuses were different (recording of breeding pairs or nests) and obtained data are not comparable. He tries to correct the numbers and came to false conclusions, that the Black Stork number was decreasing since 1984 to 1991. All these conclusions are based on the misunderstanding. Methods of the all censuses were identical. Always occupied nests were recorded, that corresponds to breeding pairs. It is absurd to calculate the correlation between them and to make further conclusions. The Black Stork number increasing and the expansion of its breeding range have many evidences now. This process and changes in ecology of the Black Stork are discussed. [Russian].
Key words: Black Stork, Ukraine, number, ecology, breeding range.