Berkut. 25 (2): 149-150. 2016.


Records of the Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) in the European North of Russia

V.M. Spitsyn1, 2, G.S. Potapov1, 2

1 Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Severnaya Dvina Emb., 23, 163000, Arkhangelsk, Russia
2 Northern (Arctic) Federal University; Severnaya Dvina Emb., 17, Arkhangelsk, 163002, Russia
Corresponding author: V.M. Spitsyn, e-mail:

Abstract. This article presents of records of the Mandarin Duck in the European North of Russia, which are about 4500 km from natural area and 2000 km from introduced European populations. It summarises the published Russian papers on records of the Mandarin duck in the European part of Russia.
Key words: Arkhangelsk region, fauna, vagrant.

Находки мандаринки (Aix galericulata) на европейском севере России. - В.М. Спицин, Г.С. Потапов. - Беркут. 25 (2). 2016. - В статье представлен обзор залетов мандаринки на европейском севере России, что составляет около 4500 км от естественного ареала и 2000 км от интродуцированных европейских популяций. Обобщены опубликованные работы о находках вида в регионе.
Ключевые слова: Архангельская область, фауна, залет.



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