Breeding of great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus L.) in western Ukraine

O. Zakala

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Hrushevskogo Str., 4, Lviv, Ukraine, 79005

The data about phenology, ethology, biotopes, breeding microstations and particularities of disposition of Great Reed Warbler nests, environments (types of vegetation, density, height of the cane thickets, thickness of the branches in the nests and around them, distance to the open stretch and lakeside), features of nests distribution (height of nest under the level of substratum, the number of branches for nests rising and other), nests (materials of fastening, skeleton, pavement, size of nests) and oological characteristics, phenology of oviposition are presented. The correlations between distribution of nests and type of biotope, height of nets position and distance to the lakeside, to the stretch of open pond are shown; some features of utilization and distribution of nests materials are studied. The sizes of eggs are presented.

Keywords: Great Reed Warbler, biotope, microstation, nest, phenology, oology.

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