Turkestan white stork Ciconia ciconia asiatica (Aves: Ciconiiformes) in Uzbekistan: current size and condition of population
Roman Kashkarov, Alisher Atakhodjaev, Yuliya Mitropolskaya
In 2014-2015, Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds has for the first time carried out the census of white stork. This research covered 8 of the country's regions. 1459 adult white storks and 721 nests with progeny were registered. The average fledged brood size constituted 1.9. The overall white stork population was assessed in 2500-2700 individuals. Based on the gathered data, territorial and quantitative dynamics of the population in different regions of the country is analyzed together with reaction of the species on various anthropogenic influences. This research was realized in the framework of VII International White Stork Census with technical support from the side of Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union of Germany.