Population density of Ortolan Bunting in field-protecting shelter belts of the Left-Bank forest and forest-steppe zones of Ukraine. - T.M. Kuzmenko, N.S. Atamas’. - Berkut. 20 (1-2). 2011. - P. 123-126.
As the results of Ortolan Bunting counts during 2009–2010 shown, it`s a widespread species of the forest belts in the forest and forest-steppe zones of the Left-Bank Ukraine. There were no recent data about its distribution and breeding density in such habitat on the investigated area. The research engaged different types of the field-protecting shelter belts. The biggest rate of occurrence was registered in the ash and willow-ash shelter belts. By the results of research, Ortolan Bunting prefers plantings with well-developed underbrush and undergrowth: the frequency of occurrence in dense field-protecting shelter belts is higher. [Ukrainian].
Key words: Ortolan Bunting, Emberiza hortulana, habitat, distribution, occurrence.
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