Trophic relations of Stonechat of the Prut-Dniester interfluve of Ukraine
and Bukovinian Carpathians. - I.V. Skilsky, L.N. Khlus, L.I. Meleshchuk. - Berkut.
15 (1-2). 2006. - P. 132-137.
Results of analysis of stomachs of 24 birds collected in Chernivtsi region (West Ukraine) during the second half of XXth cent. are described. Remnants of 164 components of animal food were found. They belongs to at least 50 species of invertebrates. Small Coleoptera (50,6 %) and Hymenoptera (21,5 %) prevail. The diet is more manifold during spring and summer. [Russian].
Key words: Stonechat, Saxicola torquata, Chernivtsi region, ecology, feeding, diet.
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