Artificial Nesting of Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula on the Park Lake in Pulawy (Eastern Poland)

Krzysztof Stasiak1*, Karolina Piekarska2
1 - Department of Zoology, Animal Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, ul. Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, POLAND
2 - Sierakowskiego 6A 24-100 Puławy, Lublin, POLAND
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Abstract. The number of breeding pairs of Common Goldeneye in Lublin region was estimated to approx. 15. The survey in 2012 was conducted to estimate the breeding and the non-breeding population of the species on the Vistula oxbow in Czartoryskis Park in Puławy revealed one breeding pair and up to seven non-breeding. In March 2013 two nest boxes for Common Goldeneye were hung on trees in the middle and in the end of the oxbow. In 2014 the nest box in the middle of the oxbow was unoccupied and the one in the end of the reservoir was occupied by the pair of Common Goldeneye. We noted the successful breeding with six nestlings. Same time the second pair of the species successfully brood in the natural tree hollow. More than one breeding pair of the species on the same reservoir is unusual in this part of Poland.

Key words: Common Goldeneye, nest box, city park, park lake, Poland
Ecologia Balkanica, 2015, vol. 7, Issue 1, pp.131-133

Article № eb.15201, ICID: 1164572 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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