This study was conducted in the period of 2014-2016. The breeding density of the European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) was determined in the MG-14 (35T) square of the Universal Transverse Mercator system. The maximum number of breeding pairs/100 ha was 4.4 in 2014, 2.4 in 2015, and 1.6 in 2016. The peaks of singing Turtle Doves occurred in the second half of May and at the end of June. The number of singing males in riparian and oak forests was higher compared to other habitats.
Breeding density, population decline, singing activity
GRUYCHEV, GRADIMIR and MIHAYLOV, HRISTO
"Breeding density of European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur) on Sakar Mountain (SE Bulgaria),"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 43:
4, Article 10.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol43/iss4/10