Colour-ringing Schemes in Britain

Willow Tit Colour-ringing Schemes in Britain

More information is available from the European colour-ring Birding website, http://cr-birding.org/.

Berkshire

Combination of 2 colour rings: 1 colour ring above metal ring (on left leg) and 1 colour ring (on right leg).

Cumbria

Combination of 2 colour rings: metal ring (on left leg), 2 colour rings (on right leg).

Used colours are dark-pink, light-green, yellow, orange, mauve, black, light-blue and dark-blue.

Devon

Combination of 3 colour rings: 2 colour rings (on left leg) and 1 colour ring above metal ring (on right leg).

Used colours are black, yellow, orange, dark-pink, pale-blue and red.

Gloucestershire

Dark-green ring with a white two alpha-numeric code (on right leg) and metal ring (on left leg).

Greater Manchester

Combination of three colour rings: 1 colour ring above metal ring (on left leg) and two colour rings (on right leg).

Used colours are red, light-green, light-blue, white, orange, black and yellow.

Norfolk

Combination of 3 colour rings: 1 colour ring above metal ring (on right leg) and 2 colour rings (on left leg).

In total 8 colours are used.

Norfolk/Suffolk

Combination of 3 colour rings: 2 colour rings (on left leg) and metal ring above 1 colour ring (on right leg).

Used colours are red, yellow, white, dark-green, dark-blue and black.

Powys

Combination of 3 colour rings: 2 colour rings (on left leg) and metal above 1 colour ring (on right leg).

South Yorkshire (2 schemes)

Combination of two colour rings: 1 colour ring (on left leg), 1 colour ring above metal ring (on right leg).

Used colours are yellow, red, orange, dark-green, light-blue, dark-blue, dark-pink, black, white and grey.

Combination of colour rings: 2 colour rings (on left leg), metal ring (on right leg).

Used colours are red, yellow, white, dark-blue and dark-green.

Wiltshire

Combination of three colour rings: 1 colour ring above metal ring (on left leg) and two colour rings (on right leg).

Used colours are dark-blue, light-blue, dark-pink, red, white, orange, yellow and purple.

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