12 December 2012

Ringed Greater Flamingo T/FDT (Dammam / Al Khobar Wader Rosost) – Bird records by Jessar Inocencio

A ringed adult Greater Flamingo was at the Damman / Al Khobar Wader Roost south, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, on 6th December 2012 see photograph. The bird had a metal ring on the left leg and a white plastic ring on the right leg with black lettering T/FDT. This is the first time a colour ringed Greater Flamingo has been sighted in Saudi Arabia and the ringing details are as follows:

Greater Flamingo
Ring Number: T/FDT (White plastic with black lettering). Metal Ring F983
Ringing date: 16-08-2009
Ringing Place: Camalti Tuzlasi, Gediz Deltasi - Izmir - Turkey (Co-ords: 38deg 30min 34N 26deg 54min 32E) 

Age: Pullus unble to fly
Ringer: ?
Finding date: 6-December-2012
Finding Place: Dammam / Al Khobar Wader Roost south (Co-ords: 26deg 24min 54N 50deg 11min 18E)

Finding Condition: Bird found alive.
Duration: 1209 days

Distance: 2549 km
Direction: 120 deg (ESE)
Finder: Jessar Inocencio
Greater Flamingo - Ringed T/FDT

Greater Flamingo - Ringed T/FDT

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