Finely kunimi traditionally called several species of fur-bearing animals, belonging to the same family. In the European part of Russia is the ermine, dark, or forest, polecat, European and American mink. In the southern part of the region added to them light polecat, the habitat of which comes to the desert zone. Behind the Ural Mountains up to the Far East and the borders with China and Mongolia - columns and Solongo. And in some regions of Primorye column reaches high numbers, hunting him with husky do not disdain even the fishers. A day with a working dog can get 8-10 column.Photo: Mikhail Read more [...]
Steppe Polecat (white) Is similar to the black horem in size and overall structure of the body, but differs in color fur steppe polecat has a lighter hair, consisting of whitish underfur and infrequent spine, the ends of which are usually black or brown. The tail is covered with steppe polecat light hairs with black and brown tips.
These creatures live in the southern steppe and forest-steppe regions of the USSR - south of Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Ufa, Ryazan, Tula, Chernigov and Kiev. Except the Soviet Union, are found in the MPR and the PRC, Poland, Romania and Read more [...]
Infectious diseases. Epizootic and epidemiological significance. Diseases of the gopher is not studied. Epizootic significance red-squirrel is not clear.
Parasites and diseases caused by them. Pas razitofauna this gopher is not studied.
In the literature, there are indications of a general nature that the main enemy of the squirrel are polecat, Fox and Korsak, of raptors - various eagles, kites and harriers. Young squirrels can destroy crows and gulls (Belyaev, 1955, Tolebaev, 1958).
In the forest-steppe zone of Western Siberia and north-east of Kazakhstan remains of red-cheeked Read more [...]
Status. Rare species.
Distribution. Polecat forest, or black, was common in the Saratov region in the XIX century. In the 20 years of XX century, noted the presence of a predator in the forests of the Volga, and in the valley. B. Irgiz. Probably south p. B. Irgiz polecat did not penetrate. Today is a rare species in the region. The current distribution is limited to only the right bank and the north of the Saratov Volga (floodplain. Volga). There has been a tendency for local populations of black polecat related to human settlements landscapes.
Number. Throughout the Saratov region number Read more [...]
In our country there are two species trochee: black (forest) And light (Steppe). Black distributed in the European part of the USSR, except for the northern areas of the Lower Volga and the Caucasus. Bright ferret found in the southern part of European territory, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and southern Siberia.
Due to the fact that this species is weakly bound to the forest limit is mainly a description of black polecat.
Although Polecat avoids large forest areas, he is a typical inhabitant of the forest, and inhabits mixed and deciduous plantings. Best habitats - Renewable cutting, blind Read more [...]