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Some aspects of the synanthropization of nine species of the Turdidae family in Kaliningrad

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Numbers, dynamics of distribution for ten years, and relations between density and the rate of urbanization in nine species of Turdidae are calculated. During the last ten years the area of spatial distribution of most species increased by 2–15 times. A positive relationship between the numbers of birds and the rate of urbanization is revealed in the Redstart (RN 142 = 0.16; p = 0.049) and the Black Redstart (RN 134 = 0.25; p = 0.03), a negative relationship was observed in the Nightingale (RN 134 = −0.23; p = 0.006) and the Robin (RN 43 = −0.28; p = 0.06). The numbers of Whinchat, Wheatear, and thrushes does not depend on the rate of urbanization.

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Original Russian Text © E.L. Lykov, K. V. Avilova, I.R. Beme, 2006, published in Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Biologiya, 2009, No. 2, pp. 33–40.

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Lykov, E.L., Avilova, K.V. & Beme, I.R. Some aspects of the synanthropization of nine species of the Turdidae family in Kaliningrad. Moscow Univ. Biol.Sci. Bull. 64, 84–91 (2009). https://doi.org/10.3103/S0096392509020060

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