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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Yellow Black Red - Jack
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Red

What is this?

Each crane has a unique combination of 3 coloured rings on their right leg. This marking code helps to identify the crane in the wild.

  • Sex: Female
  • Date of Hatching (birthday): 25 April, 2010
  • Date of Release: 24 August, 2010
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Status: Deceased. Flew into wires in 2010.
  • Life Status: Deceased
  • Champion Status: Not yet

Character profile:

Summer 2010: Jack was always small for her age, and quite a passive bird. She could be naughty and never liked going to bed. She was also not a big eater at crane school and occupied a pretty low ranking in the pecking order. She really liked the water and spent a lot of time bathing. She is Bart's sister. September 2010: Jack has formed an association with Clarence's cohort and is regularly seen in a group with some or all of Clarence, Gemma, Michael, Wendy,Gilbert, Tamsin  Cosmo, Twinkle and Bart. October 2010: Still a quiet little bird who keeps herself to herself whilst remaining tightly within the super cohort. November 2010: In recent weeks the cranes have all joined forces with Clarence’s group and are now usually moving as a group of 20. They have found new fields to explore and are often found foraging on maize stubbles. She is becoming more friendly towards Bart as both seem to like staying in the centre of the group whilst foraging.  November 2010:  Sadly, Jack flew into powerlines on the afternoon of 18th November and was killed. We sincerely hope that this is a one–off situation, and will be continuing to monitor all the cranes closely. If they establish a regular route that puts them into close proximity to a particular set of power-lines, we will liaise with the relevant authority to request the fitting of markers onto the wires.  Unfortunately on the continent injuries and deaths caused by collision with powerlines are not uncommon, accounting for around 60% of all recorded crane mortalities. 

Photos of Jack

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