Breeding expansion of the Greenshank in Belarus. - V.V. Ivanovsky. - Berkut.
6 (1-2). 1997. P. 29-32.
The Greenshank was considered formerly only a probably sporadic breeding species in Belarus. In 1975 and 1976 first proofs of breeding in the north of country have received. 6.05.1987 the nest with fresh 4 eggs was found. At present the Greenshank is a characteristic regularly breeding species on bogs in the north-east of Belarus. It actively expands in the west direction. Expansion strategy is reduced to the appearance of separate pairs in optimum stations afield from already settled territories. Some peculiarities of breeding ecology are described. [Russian].
Key words: Greenshank, Tringa nebularia, Belarus, distribution, expansion, breeding, ecology.