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Types of Rings and Colour Schemes

Colour Rings of the Ringing Center of the Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network
Bicolour rings are established to use in different regions of Russia. The exceptions are the species, which are included in international programs of color ringing and Russia participates in them.
Abbreviation on the rings of the Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network is WWW.RRRCN.RU.
Regional schemes: the colour ring is fitted on the left leg, metal ring of the national ringing center — on the right leg.
Size rings
Size (inner diameter х height, mm) Material Series Species
25.5х35.0 Plastic A, F Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) – female, Eastern Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis nipalensis) – female, White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Eastern Mountain Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis), Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis), Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
25.5х30.0 Aluminum AB, A, M White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
25.5х35.0 Aluminum B Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) – female, Eastern Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis nipalensis) – female, White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Eastern Mountain Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis), Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus), Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus), Himalayan Vulture (Gyps himalayensis), Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
22.5х35.0 Plastic B, H Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) – male, Western Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis orientalis), Eastern Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis nipalensis) – male, Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), Blakiston’s Fish Owl (Ketupa blakistoni)
22.5х35.0 Aluminum C Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) – male, Western Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis orientalis), Eastern Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis nipalensis) – male, Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), Blakiston’s Fish Owl (Ketupa blakistoni)
16.0×23.0 Plastic E, F, J, I, L, M, N, P Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Short-Toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)
16.0×36.0 Plastic A, B, C, D, E Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
16.0×35.0 Aluminum D Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga), Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)
15.5х22.0 Plastic C Uppland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius), Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) – populations of the South Ural and Siberia, Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) – female, Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) – males of populations of Eastern Siberia
15.0х18.0 Plastic M Ural Owl (Strix uralensis), Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)
12.5х22.0 Plastic D, N Long-Legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus), Rough-Legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus), Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), European Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Black Kite (Milvus migrans), Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) – male, Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) – birds of western and southern populations, males of populations in Eastern Siberia, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
12.5х15.0 Plastic R Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
11.0х30.0 Plastic K Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
10.0х13.0 Plastic X Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus), Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
7.0х20.0 Plastic L Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus), Pallid Harrier(Circus macrourus)
8.0х11.0 Plastic S Tengmalm’s Owl (Aegolius funereus)
7.0х18.0 Plastic Y, V, U Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus), Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
7.0х10.0 Plastic W Scops Owl (Otus scops)
6.5х15.0 Plastic Z Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Merlin (Falco columbarius), Red-Footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis), Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)
Colour scheme for regions
Region Colour and scheme Photo
Volga-Ural Region without Lower Volga (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring white-green or aluminum rivet ring silver-over-green coloured with double black code

Volga-Ural Region without Lower Volga
Lower Volga (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring white-blue or aluminum rivet ring silver-over-blue coloured with double black code

Lower Volga
Republic of Kalmykia (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic red with white code or aluminum rivet ring red coloured with double black code

Republic of Kalmykia
Northern Caucasus (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – aluminum rivet ring red-over-yellow coloured with double black code

 Northern Caucasus
Crimean Peninsula (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic yellow with black code

Крымский полуостров
Middle Ural and Trans-Ural (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic blue with white code

Middle Ural and Trans-Ural
Novosibirsk region (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic ring black with yellow or white code

Novosibirsk region
Altai-Sayan Region (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring white-orange or aluminum rivet ring silver-over-orange coloured with double black code

Altai-Sayan Region
Baikal Region (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – aluminum rivet ring blue coloured with double black code

Baikal Region
Yamal (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring red-white

Yamal
North-West of Russia right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – aluminum rivet ring red coloured with double black code

North-West of Russia
Karelia (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – aluminum rivet ring blue coloured with double white code

Karelia
Arkhangelsk district (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – aluminum rivet ring silver-over-black coloured with double code

Arkhangelsk district
Western Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring black-orange

Western Kazakhstan
Northern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring black-yellow

Northern Kazakhstan
Central Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) right leg – aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – aluminum rivet ring aluminum rivet ring green-over-yellow coloured with double black code

Central Kazakhstan
Eastern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center or aluminum rivet ring with double black code of RRRCN

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring black-white

Eastern Kazakhstan
South-Eastern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring black-gray

South-Eastern Kazakhstan
Southern Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring yellow-blue

Southern Kazakhstan
Colour scheme for species in different regions
Species Region Colour and scheme Photо
Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) Western of the European part of Russia  

right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

 

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring yellow-blue

Greater Spotted Eagle. Western of the European part of Russia.
Volga-Ural Region (Russia)

right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic ring yellow with black code

Greater Spotted Eagle. Volga-Ural Region.
Western Siberia (Russia) right leg – metall ring of national ringing center

left leg – plastic ring black with yellow code

Greater Spotted Eagle. Western Siberia.
The Spotted Eagles Color Ringing Programme is presented in details in the article: Dravecký M, Sellis U, Bergmanis U, Dombrovski V, Lontkowski J, Maciorowski G, Maderič B, Meyburg B-U, Mizera T, Stój M, Treinys R & Wójciak J. Colour ringing of the Spotted Eagles (Aquila pomarina, Aquila clanga and their hybrids) in Europe – a review. – Slovak Rapt J., 2008. №2. P. 37–52.
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Species Region Colour and scheme Photo
White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Murmansk district (Kola peninsula) (Russia) right leg – aluminum orange-over-blue ring

left leg – aluminum black ring with white identification number “M” series

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Murmansk district (Kola peninsula)
Nenetsky A.R. (Russia) right leg – aluminum black-over-silver ring

left leg – aluminum silver-over-black ring with identification number “B” series

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Nenetsky A.R.
Nort-West of Russia right leg – aluminum black-over-silver ring

left leg – aluminum black ring with white identification number “M” series

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Nort-West of Russia
Upper Volga (Russia) right leg – aluminum silver-over-green ring

left leg – aluminum ring with black identification number

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Upper Volga region
Middle Volga (Russia) right leg – aluminum silver-over-green ring

left leg – aluminum black ring with white identification number “M” series

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Middle Volga region
Lower Volga (Russia) right leg – aluminum silver-over-green ring

left leg – aluminum silver-over-blue ring

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Lower Volga region
Middle and Lower Don, Ciscaucasia and the North Caucasus (Russia) right leg – aluminum rivet ring red-over-yellow coloured with double black code

left leg – without ring

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in the Don basin, Ciscaucasia and the North Caucasus
Belarus right leg – aluminum blue-over-orange ring

left leg – aluminum black ring with white identification number “H” series

Rings for ringing nestlings of the White-Tailed Eagle in Belarus
The White-Tailed Eagle Colour Ringing Programme 2012+ is presented in details on the link >>>
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Species Region Colour and scheme Photo
Upper Volga (Russia) right leg – plastic ring yellow with black code

left leg – plastic ring red with white code

Rings for ringing nestlings of the Osprey in the Upper Volga region
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Republic of Karelia (Russia) right leg – plastic ring yellow with black code

left leg – plastic ring blue with white code

Rings for ringing nestlings of the Osprey in the Republic of Karelia (Russia)
Nort-West of Russia right leg – plastic ring blue with white code

left leg – plastic ring red with white code

Rings for ringing nestlings of the Osprey in the Nort-West of Russia
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Species Region Colour and scheme Photo
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Middle Ural (Russia) right leg – plastic ring red with white code

left leg – plastic ring blue with white code

Rings for ringing nestlings of the Peregrine Falcon in the Middle Ural region
Southern Ural (Russia) right leg – plastic ring red with white code

left leg – plastic bicoloured ring white-green

Rings for ringing nestlings of the Peregrine Falcon in the Southern Ural region
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Download ringing schemes of raptors in PDF >>> View a map of the regions participating in the Colour Ringing Programme >>>
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