THE INFORMATION ON THE LITHUANIAN METAL RINGS

In recent years aluminium and steel rings made by “ARANEA” (Poland) and by “I.Ö. Mekaniska AB“ (Sweden) have been used for bird ringing in Lithuania.
Earlier other rings were also used in Lithuania. The inscription on all these rings includes the word LITHUANIE, LITUANIA or LITHUANIA. The numbers of these rings are as follows: 0000, 00000, 000000, R0000, RR0000, R000000, 00R00 (0 = digit 0 to 9, R = letter). Birds ringed with these rings are still found.


THE INFORMATION ON COLOUR RINGING OF BIRDS IN LITHUANIA

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Two plastic rings on the same tarsus. Each ring has one letter code. The colours of rings are white (black code), green (white code) and red (white code). Photo.

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Yellow plastic rings with black code Pxxx (P = a letter “P”, xxx = number 000 to 999) on a left tibia. Photo.

Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
White plastic rings with black code Vxxx (V = a letter “V”, xxx = number 000 to 999) on a tibia. Photo.

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Green plastic rings with white code Axxxx (A = a letter “A”, xxxx = number 0000 to 9999) on right a tibia. Photo.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Blue plastic rings with white code TCxx, TYxx, TUxx (TC, TY, TU = letters „TC“, „TY“, „TU“, xx = number 00 to 99) on a right tarsus. Photo.
Blue plastic rings with white code TMxx, TPxx, TTxx (TM, TP, TT = letters „TM“, „TP“, „TT“, xx = number 00 to 99) on a neck. Photo.

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
Green plastic rings with white code AEr (AE = letters „AE“, r = letters U, V, X, Y, Z) or code AFr (AF = letters „AF“, r = letters A, B, C, D, E) on a tarsus. Photo.

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
Blue plastic rings with white code 7Cxx, 2Hxx, 3Hxx, 4Hxx (C, H = letters „C“, „H“, xx = number 00 to 99) on a neck. Photo.
Blue plastic rings with white code 7Cxx (C = letter „C“, x = number 00 to 99) on a right tarsus. Photo.

White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Black plastic ring with a white code 5Ar, 5Br, 5Cr, LAr, LBr, LCr, LEr (A, B, C, LA, LB, LC, LE = letters „A“, „B“, „C“, „LA“, „LB“, „LC“, „LE“; r = letters) on a neck. Letters „Ar“, „Br“, „Cr“, „Er“ 90° rotated. Photo.

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)
White plastic ring with a black code Axx (A = letter „A“, xx = number 00 to 99) on a neck. A letter „A“ 90° rotated. Photo.

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Blue plastic ring with white code Axx, Kxx, Pxx, (A, K, P = letters „A“, „K“, „P“, xx = number 00 to 99) on a tarsus. Photo.

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Metal coloured rings on both tarsus.
Right tarsus: blue over red.
Left tarsus: since 2012 a black ring with a white code Lxxx (L = letter „L“, xxx = number 000 to 999; the code is in two lines: a letter „L“ and the 1st digit on the top line, the 3rd and the 4th digit on the bootom line).These rings in use are since 2012. Photo.
Left tarsus: in 1992–2011 period different colour(s) of ring in every year. Photo.

Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
Green plastic ring with white code Dx, Dr (D = letter „D“, x = digit 0 to 9, r = letter) on tarsus. Photo.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Yellow plastic flag with a black code xx (xx = number 00 to 99) on a left tibia & yellow, blue or red uncoded plastic ring on a right tibia. A metal ring on a left tarsus. Photo.

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
Red plastic ring with a white code xxxA (xxx = number 902 to 915, A = letter „A“) on tarsus. Photo.

Black-headed Gull & Common (Mew) Gull (Larus ridibundus, Larus canus)
Black plastic ring with a white code Pxxx (P = letter „P“, xxx = number 000 to 999) on tarsus. Photo.
Note: one ring has been used for ringing Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) & three rings have been used for ringing Mediterranean Gulls (Larus melanocephalus).

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Yellow plastic ring with a black code PAxx, PExx (PA, PE = letters „PA“, “PE“, xx = number 00 to 99) on tarsus. Photo.

Herring Gull group (Larus argentatus group)
Yellow plastic ring with a black code xLxr, xLrr, xLxx (L = letter „L“, x = digit 0 or 2 to 9, xx = number 00 to 99) on tarsus. Photo.

European Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Yellow plastic ring with a black code Dx, Mx (D, M = letters „D“, “M“, x = digit 0 to 9) on left tarsus. Photo.