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Vagrant species of birds captured at Durankulak ringing camp, NE Bulgaria, 2019–2020

Peter Shurulinkov https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6586-8690; Patrick Bergkamp; Nikola Aleksandrov; Pavel Simeonov; Andrey Ralev; Petko Tsvetkov; Konstantin Popov; Girgina Daskalova; Katherine Dimitrova; Krassimir Hristov; Ivan Hristov; Jivko Gradinarov; Ivaylo Tonev; Boris Hotinov; Dimitar A. Dimitrov; Meinolf Ottensman; Tony Rinaud; Nayden Chakarov

20 August 2021 · volume 42 · [issue 12] · pp. 89–94 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The area of Coastal Dobrudzha in NE Bulgaria is well known for its richness of vagrants. A long-term research project was started at a location at Durankulak Lake, on the northern Black Sea Coast, aiming to obtain data on the characteristics of autumn migration of passerine birds and on the presence of vagrants there. A total of 20 mist nets with an overall length of 200 meters were set between August and October in two different habitats – reed bed and broad-leaved forest. In 2019, a total of 9344 birds of 84 species were caught and ringed. In 2020, the number of the birds caught increased to 13786 of 93 species. Vagrants such as dusky warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus), yellow-browed warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) and red-flanked bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) were captured in 2020. Detailed information about these findings is given in the present work.

Keywords: bird migration, Durankulak Lake, dusky warbler, red-flanked bluetail, yellow-browed warbler, vagrants

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Shurulinkov P., Bergkamp P., Aleksandrov N., Simeonov P., Ralev A., Tsvetkov P., Popov K., Daskalova G., Dimitrova K., Hristov K., Hristov I., Gradinarov J., Tonev I., Hotinov B., Dimitrov D. A., Ottensman M., Rinaud T., Chakarov N. 2021 Vagrant species of birds captured at Durankulak ringing camp, NE Bulgaria, 2019–2020. Historia naturalis bulgarica 42: 89–94.

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