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NPR Parížske močiare

 

 

NNR- Paris marshes represent the unique water meadow of national and international importance; this is confirmed by the fact that they joined the Ramsar Convention as the first in 1990. Locality was also added to the List of Natura 2000. The territory is not of large size, only 184.05 ha, but it is the home of the enormous natural wealth. The marshes have preserved their rich and colourful fauna and flora.  There have been identified more than 340 species of vascular plants, 44 species of molluscs, 162 species of spiders and Opilionidea, 34 species of dragonflies, 401 species of beetles, 54 species of Hymenoptera and 37 species of Diptera. Also vertebrate have been found there: 18 species of fishes, 10 species of amphibians and more than 31 species of mammals.  There have been noticed 171 species of birds, 67 of  them nest there. Paris Marshes are the one and only most northern known nesting place of the Moustached Warbler. This territory is also the largest nesting place of wetland birds in Slovakia.

 

CHVÚ Parížske močiare

 

The protected bird area is called Paris Marshes.

The Protected Bird Area of Paris Marshes has the territory of 387.76 ha.

The aim of proclamation of the Protected bird Area of Paris Marshes (next only protected bird area) is to preserve the habitat of the birds of the European importance – the Little Crake (Porzana parva), the Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon), the Garganey ( Glossary Link Anas querquedula), the wintering population of the Greylag Goose (Anser anser) and securing their  survival and reproduction. The territory is a regular nesting place for more than 1% of national population of the European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), the Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) and the Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). This territory is one of three most important nesting places of the Little crake and the Moustached Warbler in Slovakia.

The Little Crake, the Moustached Warbler, the Garganey and the Greylag Goose are the criteria species given for the protected bird area.

The protected bird area is located in the Territory of Nové Zámky County, in the cadastral area of villages of Gbelce, Svodín, Nová Vieska and Strekov.

European Bee-eater

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Merops apiasterfoto: Petr Tomáš

Merops apiaster

  • Nests throughout the whole territory of southern Slovakia
  • Number of nesting pairs: 700 – 1300
  • Nets near the Paris Marshes
  • Nests in perpendicular sandstone, loess and silt walls
  • Hunts different insects, mostly dragonflies
     

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Great white egrets

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Egreta alba (Ardea alba)foto: Martin Šabík

Egreta alba

  • Lays 2-7 eggs which hatch within 25-28 days
  • Young leave nests after 6 weeks
  • Eats: fishes, frogs, newts, rodents even reptiles /lizards, snakes/
  • Builds nests in colonies, hunts on flooded meadows, but also on dry fields
     
 
 

Moustached Warbler

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Trsteniarik tamariškovýfoto: Stanislav Harvančík

Acrocephalus melanopogon

  • Food: aquatic insect, its larva and mosquitoes
  • Nests twice a year
  • Lays 3 – 6 eggs, which hatch within 13 – 15 days
  • Extremely rare nest builder in Slovakia
  • Nesting places found only in this locality
  • Number of nesting pairs: 10 – 20
     

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Greylag Goose

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Anse anserfoto: Jozef Lengyel

Anser anser

  • It is the ancestor of domestic geese
  • Life expectancy: 15 – 20 years
  • It is a likely nest builder
  • Noticed 1 – 2 pairs in nesting period
  • It sporadically appears in the locality in the end of winter and in spring
     

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Little Bittern

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Ixobrychus minutusfoto: Stanislav Harvančík

Ixobrychus minutus

  • Nests irregularly, up to 3 pairs
  • Builds nests in reed, once a year lays 5-7 eggs which hatch within 17-19 days
  • Young leave nests within 25-30 days
  • Lives in bushy reed, marshes, banks of water with hidden lives
  • Eats frogs, fishes, arthropods
     

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Western Marsh Harrier

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Circus aeruginosusfoto: Jozef Lengyel

Circus aeruginosus

  • Typical bird of prey, builds nests in reed
  • Lays 4-5eggs which hatch within 31-32 days
  • Eats: rodents, fish, water birds
  • Builds nests regularly
  • Approximately 15-25 pairs nest in NNR
     

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Garganey

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Kačica chrapľaváFoto: Jozef Lengyel

Glossary Link Anas Querquedula

• Nests on a ground
• Lays 8 – 11 eggs, hatch within 21 – 23 days
• Nestlings are self-sufficient within 6 weeks
• It is the smallest European duck
• Protected during the whole year in Slovakia
• Number of nesting pairs: 1 – 5
• Regular nest builder and migrant species
 

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Little Crake

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Porzana parvafoto: Martin Šabík

Porzana parva

  • The bottom part of a male bird is blue-greyish; his upper part is brown with black-brownish stripes.
  • The bottom part of females and young birds is beige.
  • Food: small invertebrates and green parts of plants.
  • Nesting place: deeper water
  • Nests regularly every year
  • Number of nesting pairs: 15 – 25
     

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Mute Swan

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Cygnus olor

  • Among to our largest birds
  • Body length from 145 to 160 cm
  • The range of 235 cm
  • Weight from 8 to 12.5 kg
  • Inhabits stagnant and slowly 
  • flowing water
  • Living mainly with water plants
  • Builds a nest of twigs and 
  • reeds on the benks of water
  • The female lays usually 4-8 eggs
  • Juveniles are gained independence after two months

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