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Lammergeier wing tag Pyrenees (1 Viewer)

rosbifs

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with Dragnil today saw a wing tagged adult Lammergeier.

I could only see the right side as it was perched and distant so can't say if the other wing was tagged. It had, seemingly, a red tag that may have had a white top and if pushed a capital G or 6. The white may have been a second tag hidden mostly by the first or a two colour tag - again if pushed 10/20% white followed by red....
Any takers...

The feathers didn't seemed marked it it was very distant. The coloration seemed 'creamy' we commented rather than the usual orange which may suggest a younger adult or even Corsican bird.....
 

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rosbifs

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France
That just means it hasn't had much access to red dust to dustbathe in; the orange is mineral dust, not plumage colour. The natural feather colour of Lammergeiers is white, in zoos they stay like that unless they deliberately provide dust for them:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deutsche_Greifenwarte_Bartgeier.jpg

Hence the comment about it being Corsican where the Lammys tend to be whiter than the Pyrenees because of lack of access to 'iron' baths or dust....

http://www.gopa-pyrénées.fr/gypaete-barbu-premieres-images-en-nature-du-bain-de-boue-ferrugineuse/
 

rosbifs

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Ok firing off an email to Spain - looks like might be one of three birds as I only saw the right side....
 

rosbifs

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France
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I think that this Bearded vulture is a female –not territorial bird- named Anayet. Its right tag is fuchsia –not red-. It’s very easy to confuse this color with red. With the inscription in white “Y6”. It lost its left wing tag blue two years ago.



Its 6 year old -7cy-, and it was tagged by us when it was 3 years old.
 

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