The South African Bird Ringing Unit


Ringing birds around Africa!



KBO Spur-winged Lapwing project


Researcher/s: Colin Cross
Jez Blackburn
Oliver Fox


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Species: Spur-winged Plover (Lapwing) (Vanellus spinosus)
Location: Kartong , West Division , The Gambia
Running From: 2010 to present
Ring Type: Legflag: Engraved colour flags
Colour Combination: 2010-2014: White leg flag with black text; 2 digit

NOTES:
Researchers working at Kartong Bird Observatory in The Gambia have been colour marking Spur-winged Lapwings (Vanellus spinosus) with leg flags to investigate their breeding biology and their movements around the area.
2010-2014: White leg flag with black text; 2 digit alphanumeric code; on left tibia. 2015 to present: Dark blue flag with white text; 2 digit alphanumeric code; on left tibia