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Guangdong ENGRAVED FLAG : Informations

Dear All,

In the matter of a study on Swinhoe's Plover and Kentish Plover subspecies in South China, a new marking programm has been set up on waders. Facing a lack of color combinaisons for flag in Asia, decision has been taken that the same code as the HongKong one will be used since it is the same geographic region.
Anyway we've tried to make some differences with the bird flagged in HongKong and the one will be flagged on the Guangdong coast.
So in the future please paid attention to the following details :
- Birds flagged in HongKong :
Color combinaison and Flag Shape : White over Yellow on RIGHT LEG, both Flags are square ended
Metal ring : on LEFT LEG
Engraving combinaison and position : for the moment 1 LETTER following by 1 NUMBER, both YELLOW and WHITE FLAG are engraved

-Birds flagged in Guangdong :
Color combinaison and Flag Shape : White over Yellow on LEFT LEG, Yellow flag square ended, White Flags angle ended
Metal ring : on RIGHT LEG
Engraving combinaison and position : 2 numbers, only YELlOW FLAG is engraved

I join 2 pictures below for example.

The first trapping session has occured last week, a total of 17 birds has been flagged, including 10 Swinhoe's / Kentish Plover, 4 Greater Sand Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Dunlin. Please note that even the study is only on Kentish and Swinhoe's Plover, other species will also be flagged, so please be carrefull in the future when encountering a flagged bird and paid attention to the above description. I will reguraly update here the list of the species has been flagged in Guangdong.

In case of any resighting in HongKong or anywhere else, you can post it following this thread.




SwinhoesPloverFemaleDSCN5714ChinaGuangdongXitou20120321.jpg (170.77 KB)

25/03/2012 20:41

Swinhoe's Plover Female Guangdong Xitou March 21st 2012


KentishPloverMaleIMG_0256ChinaGuangdongXitou20120322.jpg (145.19 KB)

25/03/2012 20:41

Kentish Plover Male Presumably ssp Nihonensis Guangdong Xitou March 22nd 2012



I've made a mystake about the HK flag combinaison, the metal ring is putted on the right leg, same leg as the flags but on the tarsus, where on the birds flagged in Guangdong, the metal ring is on the opposite leg of the flag (right leg also) but on the tibia.
Soory about that.



Guangdong Flags

I'm looking forward to seeing my first one at Mai Po !


Thanks John.
One of the Swinhoe's should be great:-)