• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Russia | Southerly bird species seen for first time in Russian Arctic NP

The discoveries were made by biologists during scientific work in the southern cluster of Russian Arctic National Park on Novaya Zemlya. The scientists found several bird species that are not typical for this region.

“During the summer expedition to the north of Novaya Zemlya, the scientists monitored the biological diversity of birds on the archipelago. The most unexpected encounter was the sighting of a barn swallow (Hirundorustica) and a European chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita). Both species are typical for more southern regions, and they have not been seen before in the protected area,” said Alexander Kirilov, director of Russian Arctic National Park.

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