Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution Dependence of Habitat Variables in Central South Bulgaria
Gradimir V. Gruychev*
University of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Wildlife Management, 10 Kliment Ohridski Blvd., 1756 Sofia, BULGARIA
*Corresponding author: gradi.val@gmail.com
Abstract. In the period 2016–2019, we monitored the presence of Turtle Doves in 153 census points within a study plot in Central South Bulgaria. The presence of singing males varied slightly throughout the study period and there was no significant difference between years. The riparian and oak forests are characterised by a greater presence of Turtle Doves than other habitat types. The Multiple regression model showed a relation between the presence index, the height of trees and the distance to water resources.
Key words: breeding habitats, habitat preference, presence index, tree height, water sources.

Ecologia Balkanica, 2020, Volume 12, Issue 1 pp. 137-146
Article № eb.20119 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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