|Article name||OXYURA LEUCOCEPHALA (ANATIDAE: ANSERIFORMES) ON THE BLACK SEA COAST OF THE CAUCASUS|
Petr A. Tilba, PhD, Leading Researcher of the Sochi National Park (354000, Russia, Krasnodarsky Krai, Sochi, Moskovskaya Street, 21); e-mail: email@example.com
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Tilba P.A., Shagarov L.M., Malandzia V.I. 2018. Oxyura leucocephala (Anatidae: Anseriformes) on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus. Nature Conservation Research 3(4): 73–77. http://dx.doi.org/10.24189/ncr.2018.046
New information on the distribution of Oxyura leucocephala on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus is provided. The first appearance of the species in this region was recorded in 1991. At present Oxyura leucocephala is a small wintering and migratory species found on the Black Sea coast of the Krasnodarsky Krai (Russia) and Abkhazia. Single individuals or pairs of birds are usually noted, less often groups of up to ten white-headed ducks. The most significant was the wintering of Oxyura leucocephala on the lakes of the natural ornithological park in the Imeretinskaya lowland (Sochi, Russia) in 2016–2017. An assumption is being made about the formation of a new wintering area for Oxyura leucocephala occupying the northeastern coast of the Black Sea.
Abkhazia, Black Sea, Caucasus, migration, Novorossiysk, Sochi, white-headed duck, wintering
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