Banded birds

Subject: Banded birds
From: Petina Pert <>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 16:49:12 +1000 (EST)
Dear John & others

Banding of waders in Victoria is done by the Victorian Wader Study Group
with orange leg flags also placed on some Red necked stints.  Yellow leg
flags indicate that it was banded in Broome, W.A. and green leg flags -
Queensland.  All reports of metal bands should be sent to the Australian
Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBS) PO Box 8 Canberra ACT 2601. Unless you
are able to read the number on the band (which on a red necked stint is
impossible) it is impossible to say where it was originally banded (hence
the use of leg flags and various other combinations of color bands now
used by banders). 

Regards Petina.  

Petina Pert
Phone (03) 9450 8720


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