Number and some aspects of ecology of the White Stork in Olexandriya district of Kirovograd region. - A.O. Shevtsov. - Berkut. 11 (2). 2002. - P. 154-157.
Data on the ecology of the White Stork were collected in 1988–2000. The census of nests was held in 2000. Total 65 occupied and 2 empty nests were found. Number of nests in one settlement fluctuates from 1 to 9. Breeding density – 3,42 pairs/100 km2. Birds arrive in the second half of March – first ten-day of April. 37,3 % nests are located on electric poles, 34,3 % – in trees, 16,4 % – on water towers (photo), 8,9 % – on buildings, 2,9 % – in other places. Average number of fledglings is 3,0 ± 0,16 per successful pair. 1 pair raised 1 fledgling, 5 – 2, 19 – 3, 6 – 4, 1 – 6. Last storks were observed in the third ten-day of August – first ten-day of September. Sometimes they can be delayed longer. The latest observation is 6.10.1998. Two wintering birds were found in winter 1998/1999. Number of the White Stork in the district increases during the last decade. [Ukrainian].
Key words: White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, Kirovograd region, number, ecology, migration.
Address: A.O Shevtsov, Heroyiv Stalingradu str. 19/26, 28008 Olexandriya, Kirovograd region, Ukraine.

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