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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
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Breeding black grouse in artificial conditions in Hungary Print E-mail
Written by Pluhar D., Kaknics L., Juhasz L., Szendrei L.   
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Article Title: Breeding black grouse in artificial conditions in Hungary
Authors: Dora Pluhar1, Lajos Kaknics2, Lajos Juhasz1, Laszlo Szendrei1
Affiliation: 1 University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Department of Nature Conservation, Zoology and Game Management, Debrecen, Hungary
2 NYÍRERDO Corporation, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
Abstract: The black grouse is an endangered and vulnerable species in several of Europe’s countries. From Hungary they became extinct in the 19th century. Their last occurrence was reported in the Nyirseg area, where we have dealt since 2006 with keeping these birds in artificial conditions and breeding them on behalf of the species reintroduction, in the area of the NYÍRERDO Forestry. The breeding stock originates from Germany. Over the course of the last few years we could follow the efficiency of lekking and reproduction. In 2009 we have already closed the third successful breeding period: 169 eggs came from the breeding farms. In this study we summarise our breeding results between 2007 and 2009. Our work enables us to possess a stable bird stock within a few years, which contributes to saving this species.
Keywords: Tetrao tetrix, Nyírség area, breedig, artificial conditions, egg production
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*Correspondence: Dóra Pluhár, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Department of Nature Conservation, Zoology and Game Management, no. 138. Böszörményi St., 4032 Debrecen, Hungary, Tel. +36-(52)-508-444/88107, Fax. +36-(52)-413-385, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it