Snowy plover ID bands key

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Bird ID Banding Decoded

This snowy plover (SNPL) is called B:S//RK. It is named after the colored ID bands on its legs.

B is for blue band on the left ankle.

: is between the legs.

S is for silver. Jeff Talbert describes it: "The silver is usually called 'service'. It's a metal band that actually has a unique number embossed on it. The S band is almost always on the upper part of the leg.

// is for the knee.

RK is for Red and Black bands.

Band colors that I have seen are B G K O R S W Y. Blue, Green, Black, Orange, Red, Silver, White, Yellow.

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