SEEN - SE European Bird Migration Network
Results of bird orientation experiments in the Busse`s cages at the Zvenigorod Biological Station (Moscow Region, Russia)
Vadim V. Gavrilov(1,2), M. J. Goretskaia(1,3), E. O. Veselovskaia(1)
1) Zvenigorod Biological Station, Biological Department, Moscow State University, 119899, Moscow Russia
2) N.K. Koltsov Institute of Developmental Biology RAS, Vavilov st. 26, Moscow, 117334, Russia
3) Moscow Zoo, B. Grusinskaia 1, Moscow 123242, Russia

 Researches were carried out in 1999-2002 at the Zvenigorod Biological Station (Moscow Region, Russia, 55º 44' N, 36º 51' E). The Zvenigorod Biological Station is 60 kms to the west of Moscow in the Moscow river flood plain and in the forest in a natural reserve. Birds were caught by mist-nets. Ringed and measurement birds were placed at the Busse’s cages for 10 minutes experiments. In total 3465 birds were tested. 374 birds were tested in the autumn 1999, 507 - in the spring 2000, 580 - in the autumn 2000, 412 - in the spring 2001, 832 - in the autumn 2001, 613 - in the spring 2002, and 147 - in the autumn 2002. Most numerous experiments were made with Erithacus rubecula -952 birds, Sylvia atricapilla -312 birds, Phylloscopus collybita -311 birds, Fringilla coelebs -193, Phylloscopus trochilus – 179 birds, Ficedula hypoleuca-141 birds, Acrocephalus palustris -94 birds.
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