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KBO Cattle Egret project

Researcher/s: Colin Cross , Jez Blackburn , Oliver Fox , Roger Walsh

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Species: Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Location: Kartong , West Division , The Gambia
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Running From: 2015 to present
Ring Type: Legring: Engraved colour rings
Colour Combination: Yellow with black text; 4 digit alphanumeric code;


Researchers working at Kartong Bird Observatory in The Gambia have been colour marking Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) with yellow, engraved colour rings to understand their movements and fidelity to particular roost sites.
Yellow with black text; 4 digit alphanumeric code; on left tibia