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Biologia

, Volume 74, Issue 12, pp 1669–1673 | Cite as

A kite Milvus migrans migrans/lineatus in Ukraine

  • Mykola Skyrpan
  • Ivan LiterákEmail author
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Abstract

A kite designated Milvus migrans migrans/lineatus was observed and photographed near the village of Zhornyska in Yavorivskyi District, Lviv Region, Ukraine several times between 10 and 17 May 2018. This is the first well documented observation in Ukraine of a kite presumably originated from a large hybrid zone between black kites Milvus migrans migrans and black-eared kites Milvus migrans lineatus. Its occurrence in Ukraine possibly coincides with spreading of both a breeding area of black-eared kites and of a hybridization zone between black kites and black-eared kites from Western Siberia to the west.

Keywords

Black kite Black-eared kite Eastern black kite Eurasia Secondary intergradation Hybridization 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ukrainian Birds of Prey Research Centre and West-Ukrainian Ornithological SocietyKiyvUkraine
  2. 2.Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and EcologyUniversity of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences BrnoBrnoCzech Republic

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