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Volume 41 (2020): Issue 184-185 (November 2020)

Volume 40 (2019): Issue 182-183 (December 2019)

Volume 40 (2019): Issue 180-181 (November 2019)

Volume 39 (2018): Issue 178-179 (December 2018)

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Volume 38 (2017): Issue 174-175 (December 2017)

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Volume 37 (2016): Issue 170-171 (December 2016)

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Volume 35 (2014): Issue 162-163 (December 2014)

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Volume 33 (2012): Issue 154-155 (December 2012)

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Volume 32 (2011): Issue 150-151 (December 2011)

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Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2199-6067
First Published
21 Oct 2009
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English

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Volume 41 (2020): Issue 184-185 (November 2020)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2199-6067
First Published
21 Oct 2009
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English

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5 Articles
Open Access

The diet, and pellet residue taphonomy, of Barn Owls Tyto alba on a Greek island reveals an exceptional diversity of avian prey

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 3 - 24

Abstract

Abstract

Barn Owl Tyto alba pellets and loose bones on a cave floor from Amorgos (Cyclades, Greece) were examined and the birds found to have caught at least 39 species of bird, mostly identified from humeri, plus shrews Crocidura suaveolens, a few lizards and dung beetles, in addition to their principal diet of rodents (rats Rattus rattus, mice Apodemus spp. & Mus musculus). Amongst the birds, migrants appeared most vulnerable to owl predation, with some notable exceptions, while resident species were under-represented. The range of bird species found appears to be the largest recorded for any Barn Owl study of a single site. Considerable differences were found in species proportions of taxa in fresh pellets and in loose bones, probably due to differential rates of degradation. Photographs of all humeri are included to aid identification in other studies.

Open Access

The Goosander Mergus merganser range expansion on the Balkan Peninsula and a new breeding population in Bulgaria

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 25 - 30

Abstract

Abstract

The Goosander Mergus merganser was not recorded breeding in Bulgaria till recently. We present herewith the very first record of the species breeding in the country and estimate the size of its breeding population in Bulgaria. Thus, we propose a change in its status in the country with more effort to be invested in the survey of this small, isolated population.

Keywords

  • waterfowl
  • breeding
  • locality
  • Eastern Rhodopes
Open Access

Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor – a new species for avifauna of Serbia

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 31 - 32

Abstract

Open Access

Grassland bird species in mountain pastures Zaprikraj and Zapleč in the southern Julian Alps, Slovenia

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 33 - 39

Abstract

Abstract

Grassland birds were surveyed in two mountain pastures (Zaprikraj and Zapleč) in the southern part of the Julian Alps, Slovenia. The survey was carried out during the mornings between 26 and 30 June 2005. Due to the incomplete survey (only one visit, no nocturnal or targeted surveys and late season survey), the surveyed birds’ breeding density is only a rough estimate. 167 pairs belonging to 12 species were counted, with Tree (average density of 1.64 p/10 ha) and Water Pipit (average density of 1.60 p / 10 ha) being the most abundant. Both were observed in all altitudinal belts. The highest density in individual altitudinal belt was calculated for Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio (3.78 p/10 ha) and Water Pipit (3.61 p/10 ha). In well preserved grasslands in the study area, most species reached high breeding densities compared to other parts of Slovenia and all were recorded higher than during the 1992 survey, although still mostly within limits of the elevations elsewhere in Slovenia. Breeding density of Skylark Alauda arvensis decreased with the elevation. Whinchat Saxicola rubetra, Skylark and Red-backed Shrike used significantly gentler slopes, while Pipits showed no preference for particular slopes.

Open Access

Results of the January 2020 waterbird census in Slovenia

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 41 - 53

Abstract

5 Articles
Open Access

The diet, and pellet residue taphonomy, of Barn Owls Tyto alba on a Greek island reveals an exceptional diversity of avian prey

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 3 - 24

Abstract

Abstract

Barn Owl Tyto alba pellets and loose bones on a cave floor from Amorgos (Cyclades, Greece) were examined and the birds found to have caught at least 39 species of bird, mostly identified from humeri, plus shrews Crocidura suaveolens, a few lizards and dung beetles, in addition to their principal diet of rodents (rats Rattus rattus, mice Apodemus spp. & Mus musculus). Amongst the birds, migrants appeared most vulnerable to owl predation, with some notable exceptions, while resident species were under-represented. The range of bird species found appears to be the largest recorded for any Barn Owl study of a single site. Considerable differences were found in species proportions of taxa in fresh pellets and in loose bones, probably due to differential rates of degradation. Photographs of all humeri are included to aid identification in other studies.

Open Access

The Goosander Mergus merganser range expansion on the Balkan Peninsula and a new breeding population in Bulgaria

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 25 - 30

Abstract

Abstract

The Goosander Mergus merganser was not recorded breeding in Bulgaria till recently. We present herewith the very first record of the species breeding in the country and estimate the size of its breeding population in Bulgaria. Thus, we propose a change in its status in the country with more effort to be invested in the survey of this small, isolated population.

Keywords

  • waterfowl
  • breeding
  • locality
  • Eastern Rhodopes
Open Access

Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor – a new species for avifauna of Serbia

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 31 - 32

Abstract

Open Access

Grassland bird species in mountain pastures Zaprikraj and Zapleč in the southern Julian Alps, Slovenia

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 33 - 39

Abstract

Abstract

Grassland birds were surveyed in two mountain pastures (Zaprikraj and Zapleč) in the southern part of the Julian Alps, Slovenia. The survey was carried out during the mornings between 26 and 30 June 2005. Due to the incomplete survey (only one visit, no nocturnal or targeted surveys and late season survey), the surveyed birds’ breeding density is only a rough estimate. 167 pairs belonging to 12 species were counted, with Tree (average density of 1.64 p/10 ha) and Water Pipit (average density of 1.60 p / 10 ha) being the most abundant. Both were observed in all altitudinal belts. The highest density in individual altitudinal belt was calculated for Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio (3.78 p/10 ha) and Water Pipit (3.61 p/10 ha). In well preserved grasslands in the study area, most species reached high breeding densities compared to other parts of Slovenia and all were recorded higher than during the 1992 survey, although still mostly within limits of the elevations elsewhere in Slovenia. Breeding density of Skylark Alauda arvensis decreased with the elevation. Whinchat Saxicola rubetra, Skylark and Red-backed Shrike used significantly gentler slopes, while Pipits showed no preference for particular slopes.

Open Access

Results of the January 2020 waterbird census in Slovenia

Published Online: 14 Dec 2021
Page range: 41 - 53

Abstract

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