Wintering of grebes in West Ukraine. - I.V. Kuchynska, V.V. Buchko. - Berkut. 13 (1). 2004. - P. 31-37.
During wintering seasons 1980–1997 4 species of grebes were found in 31 points of Western Ukraine. Only the Great Crested Grebe and the Little Grebe wintered more or less regularly, but the Red-necked Grebe and the Black-necked Grebe were observed only occasionally in small numbers. Wintering population of grebes in the study area is estimated for the Great Crested Grebe at about 100 individuals, for the Little Grebe – about 150, and for each of other species – about 10. The main wintering habitats is the cooling water reservoirs of the Dobrotvir and Burshtyn thermal power stations, rivers, sewage ponds, occasionally – lakes or fishponds. The Great Crested Grebe most frequently occurs in reservoirs, the Little Grebe prefers small rivers with unfrozen water. All species reveal a great tolerance to human disturbance in winter. [Ukrainian].
Key words: grebe, West Ukraine, wintering, number.
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