Post by hudsonhawke on Jun 14, 2009 0:42:27 GMT -5
The peregrines that are banded (on their legs) across America have different color codes depending on regions or other denotations. A completely black band would signify an anatum peregrine. Red would denote a captive bred peregrine.
The peregrines that are banded (on their legs) across America have different color codes depending on regions or other denotations.
In the Midwest, we use a two-colored rivet-on metal band i.e. color-over-color with large numbers to identify an individual bird's origin. Black-over-red for Chicago (IL), green-over-black for WI, and so on. It helps us identify, track, and monitor the breeders and their offspring's movements between and within the region. They also wear a USFWS aluminum crimp-on band on their other leg. Lots of jewelry.
A completely black band would signify an anatum peregrine. Red would denote a captive bred peregrine.
An all-black numbered zip-tie type indicates a passage, eyas, or haggard bird taken from the wild.
A yellow zip-tie indicates a captive-bred bird that can't be sold, bought, bartered (noncommercial). You won't see many of those these days. Most are...
A seamless numbered metal band indicates a captive-bred bird that can be sold, bought, bartered (commercial).
Why would a captive bred bird not be allowed to be sold or anything? What kind of bird would this go on?
Any CB bird. Back when buying and selling wasn't legal, one could still breed birds (with a propagation permit, of course), but those birds couldn't be sold, bought, or bartered. The birds were given to other breeders and licensed falconers. Note the word "gift" is still on the 186-A forms. Some breeders who don't believe birds should be sold/bought still band with yellows. But that's certainly not the norm these days.