Arid Ecosystems

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 177–185 | Cite as

Colonial nesting of red-footed falcon Falco vespertinus L. in near lake Manych-Gudilo

Applied Problems of Arid Lands Development

Abstract

The peculiarities of the colonial nesting of the red-footed falcon Falco vespertinus L. in the valley of Manych-Gudilo Lake, such as the dynamics of the relative population, productivity, and population characteristics (clutch size, oological variability, breeding success, etc.) depending on the colonial structure, weather and climate fluctuations, the boundary effect, and anthropogenic factors have been studied.

Keywords

red-footed falcon Falco vespertinus L. colonial nesting Lake Manych-Gudilo nesting population clutch size oological parameters breeding success weather and climate factors and biotic factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Arid Zones, Southern Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesRostov-on-DonRussia
  2. 2.Azov Branch, Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, Kola Scientific CenterRussian Academy of SciencesRostov on DonRussia

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