Materials to the brooding ecology of the Little Crake in Kharkiv region. - N.V. Ruchkin. - Berkut. 7 (1-2). 1998. P. 52-54.
Data were collected on the river Mzha in sommer 1997. A brooding pair of the Little Crake was watched. The clutch had 7 eggs. Birds built the nest during the brooding. It was made mainly by the male. During the day it brooded more time than the female. Birds ate little invertebrates near the nest. The main food objects: little flies, leechs and gastropods. [Russian].
Key words: Little Crake, Porzana parva, Kharkiv region, ecology,
breeding, nest, brooding, feeding.
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