European Snowfinch Group – Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

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Synthesis of colored rings in use Montifringilla nivalis projects in Europe

(Spanish Cantabrian)

Color ring (pvc) Blue-clear

 

(Spanish Cantabrian)

Color ring (pvc) Blue-dark

 

(Spanish Central Pyrenees)

Color ring (pvc) Yellow

 

(Spanish Eastern Pyrenees)

Color ring (pvc) Green-dark

 

(France Alp)

Color ring (pvc) Orange

 

(Swiss Alp)

Color ring (pvc) Red

(Italian Apennines)

Color ring (pvc) White

 

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

European Snowfinch Group

Spain, Cantabrian Mountains (Picos de Europa National Park)

Institutional referents of the activities:

Coordinator of the Cantabrian Mountains (Picos de Europa):

Colored ring project:

Started in 2004 in Picos de Europa National Park, Study area: Cordillera Cantabrica (NW Spain)

In the period 2004-2015 birds were ringed with combination of two aluminium (anodised) c-rings and a metal ring, used colours: Black, red, yellow, green, blue and lilac.

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2004-2015)  

Used since 2016: BLUE (pvc) ring with three WHITE alphanumeric codes (on the left (even years) and right (odd years) tarsus) and metal ring (on the right (even years) and left (odd years) tarsus).

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2016)  

Total assigned codes [pdf] : 100

Color ring (pvc) Blue

Color ring (pvc) Blue

 

Color ring (pvc) Blue

 

© author Miguel de Gabriel

© author Miguel de Gabriel

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

European Snowfinch Group

Italian Apennines

Institutional referents of the activities:

Coordinator of the Italian Group in the Apennines:

Colored ring project:

Started in 2004 in National Park Italy "Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga": Gran Sasso Massif

Combination of 1 to 3 (anodized) aluminium c-rings and a metal ring In the period 2004-2008 .
Used colours are brown, black, red, yellow, green, violet, orange, dark-blue, light-blue, grey.
Birds are ringed in the territory, National Park Gran Sasso Laga (Abruzzo - Italy).

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2004-2008)

Used since 2009: WHITE (pvc) colour rings with three BLACK alphanumeric codes 1 letter and 2 numbers, and metal ring on the right tarsus.

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2009)

For information on the marking scheme, refer to (ISPRA): stefano.volponi@isprambiente.it

Email sighting submit: recoveries@infs-epe.it

Total assigned codes [pdf], in use since 2019: 225

Color ring (pvc) White

Color ring (pvc) White

Color ring (pvc) White

 

© author Eliseo Strinella

© author Eliseo Strinella

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

European Snowfinch Group

Spain, Cantabrian Mountains (Las Ubiñas-La Mesa and Babia-Luna Natural Parks)

Institutional referents of the activities:

  • Founded by: British Ecological Society
  • Funded by: Gobierno de España, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
  • University of "Oviedo, Campus de Mieres"
  • Research Unit of Biodiversity (UMIB, UO-CSIC-PA), Oviedo: www.unioviedo.es
  • Website: mariadelgado.org

Coordinator of the Central Cantabrian Mountains Group, "Las Ubiñas-La Mesa and Babia-Luna Natural Parks":

Colored ring project:

Started in 2017 in Parque Natural de las Ubiñas-La Mesa

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2017)

Website: www.anillamiento.ebd.csic.es

Used since 2017: BLUE (pvc) ring with three WHITE alphanumeric codes.

Current code and the onse I will use in future: MVC-M92, and M41-M7X

Metal rings: Institute is Doñana Biological Station (CSIC)

Color ring (pvc) Blue

Color ring (pvc) Blue

Color ring (pvc) Blue

 

© author Maria Delgado

 

© author Maria Delgado

 

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

European Snowfinch Group

Swiss Alps

Institutional referents of the activities:

Coordinator of the Swiss Alps:

Colored ring project:

Started in 2016 in Switzerland Central Alps

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2016-1)

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2017-2)

note 1: used letters are: A, C, E, G, H, J, K.

note 2: used numbers are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9.

Used since 2016: RED (pvc) ring with three WHITE  alphanumeric codes.

Birds are ringed at several places in the Swiss Alps in summer (GREY RINGS) and winter (RED RINGS).

Metal rings: Sempach Swiss Ornithological Institute

 

Color ring (pvc) Red

© author Jaime Resano Mayor

 

© author Jaime Resano Mayor

 

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

European Snowfinch Group

Spanish Eastern Pyrenees

Institutional referents of the activities:

Coordinator of the Spanish Eastern Pyrenees:

Colored ring project:

Started in 2016 in Spanish Eastern Pyrenees (Catalonia, northern Spain)

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2016)

note 1: used letters are: A, C, E, G, H, J, K.

note 2: used numbers are: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9.

note 3: birds are ringed only in winter.

Used since 2016: DARK-GREEN (pvc) ring with three WHITE  alphanumeric codes.

Metal rings: (ICO) Istituto Català d'Ornitologia.

Color ring (pvc) Green-dark

© author Jaime Resano Mayor

 

© author Jaime Resano Mayor

 

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

European Snowfinch Group

Spanish Central Pyrenees

Institutional referents of the activities:

Coordinator of Spanish Central Pyrenees:

Colored ring project:

Started in 2013 in the Spanish Central Pyrenees (Northern Spain)

European coordination of colour rings: www.cr-birding.org (2013)

note 1: used letters are A, C, F, H, J, L, M, N, P, R, T, U, V, W and X.

note 2: used numbers are 0 - 9.

Used since 2013: YELLOW (pvc) ring with three BLACK  alphanumeric codes.

Codes assigned [Pdf]

Metal rings: Institute Català d'Ornitologia, Estacion Biologica de Doñana.

 

Color ring (pvc) Yellow

© author Jaime Resano Mayor

 

© author Jaime Resano Mayor

 

Montifringilla nivalis colored ring projects in Europe

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The use of colored rings on "long-lived" species and on any stable and breeding population requires a future commitment in the field of rereading, which will only provide valuable information in the long term.

Field workers, mountain massif of the Gran Sasso, Italy - author Daniele Feriozzi

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