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KBO Hooded Vulture project

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

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Species: Hooded Vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)
Location: Kartong , West Division , The Gambia
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Running From: 2010 to 2014
Ring Type: Legring: Engraved colour rings
Colour Combination: Yellow wing tag with black text and matching yello


Researchers working at Kartong Bird Observatory in The Gambia have been colour marking Hooded Vultures (Necrosyrtes monachus) with both yellow wing tags and yellow, engraved colour rings to determine their movements around the region.
Yellow wing tag with black text and matching yellow leg ring with black text; 2 digit alphanumeric; on left tarsus