Patterns of location of bird nests in an oak forest of the Nature Reserve “Les na Vorskle” (Russia). - O.Yu. Kharkova, I.R. Boehme. - Berkut. 14 (2). 2005. - P. 201-213.
Research was carried out in the Nature Reserve “Les na Vorskle” (Belgorod region of Russia, 50º38' N, 35º58' E) in 1998–2005. We studied spatial distribution of nests in a high oak forest. In total 1181 nests were found. The majority of nests were built in trees, mainly in oaks. 383 nests were located in tree crowns, 334 – in hollows, 298 – in undergrowth, 166 – on the ground. Distribution of nests by some parameters is given in Tables. [Russian].
Key words: Belgorod region, ecology, nesting, nest location.
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