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Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft

, Volume 48, Supplement 1, pp 72–76 | Cite as

The first evidence for the breeding of the Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber on Cyprus

  • E. Hadjisterkotis
  • M. Charalambides
XXVth IUGB Congress Biodiversity Loss from Invasive Alien Vertebrate Species

Summary

This report presents strong evidence that the Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber has bred in Cyprus for the first time in the summer of 2001. In the beginning of August 2001,4 juvenile birds were observed. These birds were too young to fly. After searching the shoreline for nests, a group of 40 nests were discovered. Assuming that the four juvenile birds seen in the salt lake were produced from the observed 40 nest, the hatching success of eggs laid was estimated approximately 10%. All the nests were conical piles of dry mud. The cup was a shallow depression at the top. A large number of human, dog and fox tracks were seen in the area. The factors affecting hatching and chick survival are discussed.

Key words

Breeding Cyprus Greater Flamingo 

Erster Brutnachweis des Flamingos Phoenicopterus ruber auf Zypern

Zusammenfassung

In diesem Bericht werden starke Belege für das erstmalige Brüten des FlamingosPhoenicopterus ruber auf Zypern im Sommer 2001 vorgestellt. Anfang August 2001 wurden vier Jungvögel beobachtet, die zu jung waren, um fliegen zu können. Bei eine Suchaktion entlang der Küste wurde eine Gruppe von 40 Nestern entdeckt. Ausgehend von der Annahme, dass die auf dem Salzsee beobachteten 4 Jungvögel diesem Nestkomplex entstammten, wurde die Schlupfrate auf ca. 10% geschätzt Alle Nester waren konische Anhäufungen von trockenem Lehm mit einer flachen Nestmulde an der Spitze. In dem Gebiet fanden sich viele menschliche Fu\stapfen sowie Hunde- und Fuchsfährten. Einflussfaktoren auf den Bruterfolg ie Bebrütung und das überleben der Küken werden erörtert.

Schlüsselwörter

Flamingo Zypern Brüten 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hadjisterkotis
    • 1
  • M. Charalambides
    • 2
  1. 1.Ministry of InteriorCyprus
  2. 2.Cyprus Ornithological SocietyNicosiaCyprus

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