Surveillance cameras filmed the appearance of oistat to light for the first time in history
6 online cameras were mounted on 4 nests of storks in the far Eastern Amur region.
May 30, 2019 at 12:15
The video cameras installed at the initiative of WWF Russia, watching the events of four families of storks: two pairs built nests on transmission towers office near the village of Tambovka, the other two in Berezovsky the sanctuary. By the end of April they laid eggs. The first chick was born on may 5, and this day can be considered historic: it was the world’s first stream, which allowed us to observe the birth of the feathered offspring rare birds in the wild (right now it is, unfortunately, unavailable).
In one of the nests, located on a tripod in the sanctuary was not without losses: one baby two hatched died. While there are still 2 eggs. In the wild it is not uncommon: the annual censuses in the Amur region, the ecologists recorded at 4-7 nests out of a hundred, where the deaths of kids. The most common reason is strong competition among juveniles for food, and as a result of natural selection the weak die.
But the pair recently became famous, set a record. From all four families of these storks first laid eggs on March 31, so the Chicks have appeared earlier than the rest. In addition, they became the parents of five Istat immediately, while others were delayed a total of 4 eggs. A total of all observed birds brought 14 Chicks.
Since 1998 the number of breeding pairs of storks in the far Eastern Amur region, OOO increased 1.85 times. However, this is one of the rare birds of the Russian Far East; it is endangered and listed in the Red book and other conservation lists. Unlike the European stork, far Eastern avoids the person build their nests away from people in remote areas, on the outskirts of groves or single trees near lakes, rivers, and among vast marshes.
Biologists note how interesting and important it is to have the opportunity of direct observation of birds, especially now, when “the fun begins: we can see how growing up and growing Chicks,”– says the representative of the Amur branch of WWF of Russia Anna Serdyuk.
“I was amazed how the rain is the stork with its wings outstretched and as an umbrella, protecting her young. Or as in the evening before bed picks up the Chicks to be warm and safe. And here’s another point: the bird was the young of the fish, dumped it in the nest, and she ate the largest prey that still do not overpower the Chicks” – Anna Serdyuk.
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