Extraordinary recapture data from Africa

The Hungarian Bird Ringing Centre was informed about an extraordinary recapture of European Roller from Africa.

The recaptured Roller with a Hungarian ring. 

The bird was caught in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near Kisangani, on a small island of Congo river. This is the first Hungarian, but also the first ever recapture data of the species from the region. The Roller was ringed by Valentin Szénási as a pullus in 2015. Unfortunately the roller has died, its preserved body will be stored in the museum of the local university. 

The map shows all the Hungarian ringed rollers that have been recaptured abroad.  

Orsolya Kiss

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