Colour-rings and other related markers constitute a very valuable research tools that are used in studies, for example, of bird behaviour, daily activity and local and/or distant movements. This technique has certain advantages over conventional metal rings that make it highly suitable for these types of studies:
On the other hand, for the system to work, observers must be very accurate when sending in observation data of birds displaying special markers. This portal is designed to facilitate the exchange of information between ringers and observers, and enables life histories of colour-marked birds to be generated easily.
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When observing a bird with a colour-ring, a wing-tag, a neck-ring, a nasal saddle or medal, for example, it is vital to note down as much information as possible. Bear in mind that reading from a distance is not simple and so you must be careful and possibly patient. The essential data to record are as follows: