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KBO Jacana project

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

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Species: African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
Location: Kartong , West Division , The Gambia
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Running From: 2015 to present
Ring Type: Legring: Engraved colour rings
Colour Combination: Black with white text; 2 digit alphanumeric code;


Researchers working at Kartong Bird Observatory in The Gambia have been colour marking African Jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) with black, engraved colour rings to investigate their breeding biology and their movements around the area.
Black with white text; 2 digit alphanumeric code; on left tibia