Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp 574–582 | Cite as

Reproductive parameters of great and azure tits in Baraba forest-steppe (Southern West Siberia)

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Abstract

On the basis of multi-year data, the intrapopulation and individual variability of nesting terms, number of eggs, oomorphological parameters, and success of reproduction are analyzed for great and azure tits in the Baraba forest-steppe near Chany Lake. The reproductive parameters of both tit species are characterized by a strong seasonal and yearly variability. The species differ in nesting terms, fertility, and reproductive features. The obtained data are compared with the literature data for other parts of their geographic ranges.

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Clutch Size Contemporary Problem Reproductive Parameter Embryonic Mortality Tree Sparrow 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of AnimalsSiberian Branch of the RASNovosibirskRussia

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