Feeding of the Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola (Jerdon, 1845) in the northwestern Black Sea region

Abstract : The contents of 29 stomachs of the Paddyfield Warbler that caught on the shores, in the upper reaches and in the bay-bar were analysed. The taxonomic composition of the food of the Paddyfield Warbler is given firstly for the southern Ukrainian steppe. The average fullness of the stomach (n=29) was 14.5 specimens. The diet consists almost entirely of insects of six orders. More than 420 food objects were identified to species or higher-ranking taxa. The choice of food is determined by the size of the prey and its abundance. Birds do not hunt outside of their characteristic habitats. The highest stomach fullness is in July and September.
Keyword : Diet, hunting activity, insectivorous birds, Paddyfield Warbler
Author(s) : Blinshtein, S.
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Published Issue : 2024 Vol. 19 Number 2

2024 Vol. 19 Number 2