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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Black White Black
  • Black
  • White
  • Black

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): 9 May, 2014
  • Date of Release: 25 August, 2014
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Life Status: Deceased
  • Champion Status: Championed

Character profile:

Black White Black is a lovely crane, and developed the nick-name ‘Humbug’ on account of her Black White Black ring combination. She is the sibling of Black Red Black, Ziggy.  Sadly she got a bit of a leg injury prior to the move to Somerset, and was kept back for a week to recover prior to being moved.  She has settled in well now though, and although limping slightly, has been practicing flying and is getting on OK with the rest of the group.  She is a lovely, pale-grey colour... one of the 'smoothest' looking of this year's bunch. November 2014: Sadly on November 4th 2014, Humbug's remains were found on West Sedgemoor.  We are not sure what the cause of her death was but her remaines had been scavanged, and it may be associated with the recurrence of the previous leg injury. 

Crane Champions

  • South West Peninsula Training, Langport

Photos of Humbug

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