Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)

ecological factors

Ecological Aspects of the Distribution and Abundance Dynamics of Woodpecker (Dendro­ copos) in the Northern Lower-Volga Region

On the basis of our 1996-2009 field surveys in the Saratov region and adjacent territories, and our analysis of the literature data, the distribution and abundance dynamics of Dendrocopos major, D. syriacus, D. medius, D. leucotos, and D. minor is considered. The present habitation of D. leucotos in the Saratov region has been established to be associated with ripe deciduous woods in the Saratov Right-Volga-bank region; the bird penetrates for nesting up to 51°40* lati­ tude North along the Khopyor and Medveditsa river valleys. D.