|Rustic Bunting, adult female|
But now, one of the 631 Rustic Buntings that we have ringed was re-trapped in coastal China for the first time. The bird was marked as an adult female 25th September 2013 at Muraviovka Park and was caught by Lao Cui 28th October 2014 1277 km SW at Haigang, Qinhuangdao. Passerine migration routes in East Asia are still poorly understood, so every re-trap is an important piece of the puzzle.
|Location of ringing and retrap site of the Rustic Bunting|
Big thanks to our Chinese colleagues Lao Cui and Yang Jinguang as well as Magnus Hellström for sending the information about the re-trap!