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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Green Red Black
  • Green
  • Red
  • 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: Male
  • Date of Hatching (birthday): 4 May, 2014
  • Date of Release: 25 August, 2014
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Status: 2017: No breeding attempts. 2018: Unpaired – No known nesting attempts. 2019: Unpaired – No known breeding attempts.
  • Life Status: Alive
  • Champion Status: Championed

Character profile:

January 2015: Green Red Black (Pepé) is very protective of his food but otherwise is good natured, chilled out and enjoys being with the carers. He has no siblings.  He is one of a group of 9 birds that broke away from the main flock to spend around a month in Nov/Dec on Kingsmoor - and didn't return with the 9 when the rest did, preferring the company of Yellow Blue Black and a group of older birds in the Wetmoor area near Muchelney. July 2015: Pepe has spent the spring and summer mainly feeding on Nortmoor (Aller) and Northmoor near East Lyng, and roosting most of the time on West Sedgemoor.  The whole non-breeding flock appear to be thriving on the Levels and Moors this year.  Nov 17:  Remained with the flock in Somerset throughout the year.          Sept 18:  Remained in Somerset but no pairing or breeding attempts made.  Observed on Allermoor with the flock on 9th August.    Sept 2019:  Remained in Somerset but no pairing or breeding attempts made.  Observed on Aller moor with the flock and also at WWT Slimbridge in late August.



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Photos of Pepé

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