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KBO Piapiac project

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

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Species: Piapiac (Ptilostomus afer)
Location: Kartong , West Division , The Gambia
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Running From: 2011 to present
Ring Type: Legring: Engraved colour rings
Colour Combination: Blue with white text; 1 digit alphanumeric code; o


Researchers working at Kartong Bird Observatory in The Gambia have been colour marking Piapiacs (Ptilostomus afer) with blue, engraved colour rings to investigate their breeding biology and their movements around the area.
Blue with white text; 1 digit alphanumeric code; on left tarsus