The South African Bird Ringing Unit

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Do you know this bird?

Janine Dunlop(2022-03-24)

No, this isn't a case of not knowing the species. We want to know who the ringer was! A photograph by Fred Lubbe of a Jackal buzzard, spotted in Bushman's Nek road near Underberg, was posted to our Facebook group on the 11th of March, 2022, with a plea for more information. Unfortunately, there is no information in the SAFRING database about this bird. It turns out that the ringing origins of this bird, colour ring 50A, have been a mystery for eight years! In 2014, it was spotted in the same area. Attempts were made then to trap the bird to get a read on the metal ring, but they were unsuccessful. 2022 Facebook post: 2014 Facebook post: Did you ring this bird? Or do you know who did? Please get in touch with us at!

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