Purple Sandpiper
scientific name: 
Calidris maritima

Orange flag with 3 black letters (on right tibia)  and yellow ring (on left tibia).

note 1 : right tibia : orange flag engraved in black with three letters ; left tibia: yellow ring ; left tarsus: metal ring.
note 2 : Approximately 660 birds were marked on Spitzbergen in 2009 on the South Cape. It is intended to continue the project in future years. Sightings have been made west coast Finland and Sweden (Stockholm and Falsterbo), suggesting a migration through the Baltic, but we also expect sightings down the Norwegian coast into North Europe in the winter.


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colour-ring type: 
Flag : combination of uncoded flag and legring(s).
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