Montagu's Harrier
scientific name: 
Circus pygargus

Wingtag with a two alpha-numeric and metal ring.

note 1 : Wingtags can be black, blue, white, green, red or fuchsia with either 2 numbers or a letter and a number.

note 2 : the project with the metal rings runs since 1999 (starting with 1 pair and now 69 pairs in Northwest Bavaria, Germany) and since the summer 2001 birds are wingtagged for the time being only with a yellow wingtag.

note 3 : yellow tags have been used for birds in 2001 and 2002. For 2003 and 2004 light-blue tags with black numbers (right wing only) are used ; green tags were used in 2006.

note 4 : during 2005 red tags (on right wing) with white numbers or with white number and letter are used.

note 5 : by mid-July some 500 birds have been tagged and recoveries are from Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria and Morocco.

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colour-ring type: 
Wingtag : coded.
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