Features of distribution and ecology of the Little Grebe in region of the Ukrainian Carpathians. - I.V. Skilsky, V.V. Buchko, B.I. Godovanets. - Berkut. 12 (1-2). 2003. - P. 57-65.
Literature and unpublished data collected during XXth cent. are summarized. In study area the Little Grebe is a breeding, migrating and wintering species. It was found in 62 points. During migrations and wintering some birds can permeate into mountains up to 800 m a. s. l. The total number in study area does not exceed 80–100 breeding pairs and 30–100 wintering individuals. Spring migration passes since the second half of March till third ten-day of April. Breeding phenology is described. Autumn migration is observed since September till November. A part of birds remains for wintering on non-freezing waterbodies. Insects make the basis of ration, more rarely birds eat seed of water plants. [Ukrainian].
Key words: Little Grebe, Podiceps ruficollis, the Carpathians, distribution, ecology, phenology, breeding.
Address: I.V. Skilsky, P.O. Box 532, 58001 Chernivtsi, Ukraine; e-mail: bwasil@chv.ukrpack.net.