5 no 2. 2000
Chmielewski S., Wilniewicz P., Tabor J. 2000. AVIFAUNA OF THE UPPER AND MIDDLE PILICA RIVER IN THE BREEDING PERIOD. Kulon 5: 117-136.
Sławomir Chmielewski, ul. Rynek 12, PL-05-640 Mogielnica, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. In 1994-1996, the avifauna of the upper and middle Pilica river was surveyed. The observations covered an area of 111 km2 and 156 km of the river length. Based on the literature data from the mid-1800s, 175 species were present, including 143 considered as breeding, 4 probably breeding, and 8 nesting at the valley edges. In 1994-1996, 136 species were considered as breeding or probably breeding, including 39 water and wading non-Passeriformes. Among the breeding species, marsh harrier, black-tailed godwit, common sandpiper, kingfisher, and scarlet grosbeak nested in markedly higher numbers than other species. The rarer breeding species included little bittern, gadwall, shoveler, montagu's harrier, spotted crake, little crake, corncrake, and gray-headed woodpecker. The non-breeding rarer species included purple heron, red-breasted merganser, and whiskered tern. Also large concentrations of ruffs are worth mentioning.
Furmanek M. 2000. Avifauna of the Vistula river near Solec in the annual cycles of 1993-1999. Kulon 5: 137-181.
Michał Furmanek, Poręba 70, PL-27-300 Lipsko, email@example.com
Abstract. In 1993-1999, 187 counts of birds were made on the Vistula between Solec and Jarętowskie Pole (Mazowieckie province, Lipsko commune). The section under study was 8 km long, but each time only a 6-km section was surveyed (Solec-Boiska). All species seen on the water and within a 50-100 m wide belt of the ajoining land were recorded. A special attention was paid to water birds and waders (Non-Passeriformes).
Miazga M., Roguszka A., Gustaw W., Siek R., Turski M. 2000. OCCURRENCE OF THE BUZZARD Buteo buteo AND GOSHAWK Accipiter gentilis IN AGRICULTURALLANDSCAPE OF LUBLIN SURROUNDINGS IN 1994. Kulon 5: 183-193.
Michał Miazga, ul. Strzelecka 28, PL-20-805 Lublin
Abstract. Numbers of buzzards and goshawks were estimated on a representative 398 km2 fragment of the Lublin Tableland. Forests accounted for 14.5% of the study area, of which 29,6% were privately owned. Meadows covered about 1%. The densities of buzzards were 16.6 pairs/10 km2 of total area and 11.5 pairs/10 km2 of forest area. Their densities in private forests were 1.5 times those in state forests. Nests were found in four tree species aged 15-200 years. The smallest forest occupied by this species covered 5 ha. One nest was located beyond the forest in a single birch. The densities of goshawks were 6.5 pairs/10 km2 of total area and 4.5 pairs/10 km2 of forest area. Their densities in private forests were 1.5 times those in state forests. The distribution of the buzzard and goshawk nests did not depend on the distance from the forest edge.
Kociniak M., Kołudzki Z., Wężyk M. 2000. Amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the river Gać valley. Kulon 5: 193-205.
Marcin Kociniak, ul. Mickiewicza 86, PL-97-300 Piotrków Tryb.
Abstract. In 1998, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals were surveyed in the valley of the Gać river (a tributary of Pilica), with special emphasis on birds. Almost along the whole its course (21 km), this river runs across forests dominated by alder swamps. Small water bodies are on the river (Fig.) that are important habitats for the fauna. In total, 60 surveys were made, including 8 at night. The data from earlier years, collected by other observers are also analysed in this paper. The following numbers of species were noted: 9 amphibians, 4 reptiles, 110 birds (97 species of breeding and probably breeding birds), and 26 mammals. The Gać valley is considered to be locally important to avifauna. The species recorded include Ciconia nigra (1 pair), Bucephala clangula (1 pair), and Tringa ochropus (4 pairs). Also amphibians have suitable breeding conditions. The most valuable fragments of the valley are proposed for legal protection, and the inclusion of the river Gać to the Spała Landscape Park is also postulated.
Gwardjan M., Piwko P., Staroń K. 2000. Cerambycid beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) new to the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. Kulon 5: 207-208.
Mariusz Gwardjan, ul. Lecha 9 m. 29, PL-25-622 Kielce, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. In 1994-1999, six species of cerambycids new to the Świętokrzyskie Mts were recorded: Nivelia sanguinosa (Gyllenhal, 1827) - UTM DB 85, Monochamus sartor (Fabricius, 1787) - DB 75, Mesosa curculionoides (Linnaeus, 1761) - DB 52, Pogonocherus decoratus (Fairmaire, 1855) - DB 73, Pogonocherus fasciculatus (de Geer, 1775) - Stenostola dubia (Laicharting, 1784) - EB 03 and DB 63.
Wilniewczyc P., Jantarski M. 2000. Successive record of the European pond tortoise Emys orbicularis from the Ponidzie region. Kulon 5: 209-210.
Piotr Wilniewczyc, ul. Paderewskiego 15/3, PL-25-017 Kielce, email@example.com
Abstract. A single individual of the European pond tortoise was observed on fish ponds at Górki on 21 April and 6 August 1999.
Gwardjan M. 2000. An observation of the parti-coloured
Mariusz Gwardjan, ul. Lecha 9 m. 29, PL-25-622 Kielce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. On 20 January, a male parti-coloured bat Vespertilio murinus was captured in a 14-storey building located in the centre of Kielce (50052'N, 20048'E). The bat was active. This is a successive observation of this species in a tall building during the autumn-winter period in Poland.