The South African Bird Ringing Unit

Ringing birds around Africa!


European Roller Colour Ringing Project

Researcher/s: Jessica Wilmot, Craig Nattrass, ,

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Species: European Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Location: , Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Running From: 2024 - onwards
Ring Type: Legring: 1 letter, 1 number
Colour Combination: Left ring, engraved colour rings, metal ring on right. Blue leg rings with white text, one number, o

The project aims to 1) gain a better understanding of the migration of European Rollers; 2) identify key stop-over sites utilised within their overwintering sites and to understand some of the threats faced at these key sites; 3) understand their habitat preference within South Africa, to ensure these sites are well protected; 4) implement a long-term monitoring project at key sites within South Africa (and beyond) and 5) use the European Roller as a flagship species for the support of flyway-wide conservation.