To the question of taxonomic status of the Buzzard breeding in Ukraine. - V.P. Belik. - Berkut. 13 (2). 2004. - P. 303-306.
Observations in the north of Ukraine during last decades evidence about considerable changes in phenology of the breeding cycle in the Buzzard (earlier arrival in spring, wintering of a part of population, early breeding). It can be explained by the expansion of nominative subspecies B. b. buteo right up to Bryansk region of Russia, that is sedentary in West Europe. This hypothesis is discussed. Further observations and collection of birds are necessary. [Russian].
Key words: Buzzard, Buteo buteo, Ukraine, distribution, subspecies, expansion, phenology.
Address: V.P. Belik, Dept. of zoology, Rostov State Pedagogical University, per. Dneprovsky, 116,
Rostov-on-Don, 344065, Russia; e-mail: vpbelik@mail.ru.