04 April 2015

Lesser Crested Tern Ringing Recovery in Indonesia

The ringing team in Bahrain lead by Professor Brendan Kavanagh have been ringing Lesser Crested & Bridled Terns for a number of years. I have been going on these ringing trips for the last three years and we will be going again in summer 2014 all being well. The majority of birds caught are flightless young and we have had a number of ringing recoveries of these birds. Brendan recently sent me details of a bird found in Indonesia.

Lesser Crested Tern
Ring Number: DE64207
Ringing date: 13-Jul-2012
Ringing Place: Al Jarim Island South, near Bahrain, Bahrain & Qatar (Co-ords: 26deg 23min N 50deg 28min E)
Ringer: B Kavanagh, 4736
Finding date: 27-Dec-2012
Finding Place: Barus, Sumatra, Indonesia (Co-ords: 2deg 0min N 98deg 23min E)
Finding Condition: Caught on fishing rod. Released alive.
Duration: 167 days
Distance: 5790 km
Direction: 118deg (ESE)
Finder: Bery Prasetya, Pantai Karang, Indonesia
All the birds have moved in an ESE direction with this one being the furthest travelled at 5790 kilometers. Other recoveries have come from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives with a bird, probably one of ours seen and photographed with a ring in Malaysia (see ringing tab at the top of the page to find out more details on these birds).