Data on the Wintering of the Rook, Corvus frugilegus Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves: Corvidae) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Dobromir Dobrev*, Vladimir Dobrev, Georgi Gerdzhikov

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds, Leonardo da Vinci 5, 4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
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Abstract. In the current study we report a short summary on the wintering of the Rook in the town of Plovdiv. During our field study we estimated that no less than 29 706 ± 8722 Rooks are roosting in Plovdiv. Our findings revealed that the number of wintering individuals of this species has increased in a ten years period by 35 times in comparison to a previous study and reached a maximum in February when 59 280 Rooks were counted. Further investigation on that matter is needed so that the wintering pattern of the Rooks could be revealed entirely. 

Key words: Rook, Corvus frugilegus, wintering, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Ecologia Balkanica, 2014, vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 105-107

Article № eb.14202, ICID: 1140474 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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