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l found a bird ring in Gunthorpe Nottinghamshire and wondered if you could help identify it . It is pink (1 Viewer)

Mono

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Did it have a bird attached to it! The format of the numbering would imply it is from a racing pigeon
 

Jon Turner

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Gb = Great Britain
85 = the year the ring was put on I think - so pretty long-lived!
The rest of numbers etc will identify that particular bird.
Try contacting the British Racing Pigeon Association, with those details.
 

jmepler

It's just a flesh wound.
Gb = Great Britain
85 = the year the ring was put on I think - so pretty long-lived!
The rest of numbers etc will identify that particular bird.
Try contacting the British Racing Pigeon Association, with those details.

Pretty long-lived is an understatement. Assuming that the pigeon was recently deceased, it would have been 35 or 36 years old. The oldest recorded pigeon was 32 years old.

Here is a link to report a stray (including deceased) pigeons. The Royal Pigeon Racing Association | Stray Reporting I think it is safe to assume that the bird is no longer alive.
 

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