Bird numbers growing

Village of Sosnovy Bor, in the Rossony District, sees new species of bird — the yellow-browed warbler — recorded by ornithologist Denis Kitel

By Olga Proklova

Village of Sosnovy Bor, in the Rossony District, sees new species of bird — the yellow-browed warbler — recorded by ornithologist Denis Kitel

The bird is very small, weighing just 5-10 grammes. Currently, 323 species of birds are officially registered in Belarus, with another five (including the new warbler) awaiting official recognition.

Ornithologist Kitel has ‘found’ new birds three times, having been the first to see a grey wagtail (2009) and a gull-billed tern (2012). Denis found the yellow-browed warbler in northern Belarus, having surmised that it would be likely to be found there during its migration to Asia and Africa. It’s a common sight in neighbouring states, especially on the Baltic Sea and in Scandinavia.

Belarus has ‘four’ warblers known to frequent its lands: the wood warbler, common chiffchaff, willow warbler and greenish warbler. Denis wishes to add Pallas’ warbler, the arctic warbler and the rustic bunting to his finds, so will continue searching Belarus for these elusive species.
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