Painted Bunting band
> At 03:13 PM 8/2/2002 -0700, Jean Brandt wrote:WHOOPS. Most USF&WS banders are quite careful to close their
> Hi Bill:
> It was NOT white plastic. It was silver metal and was not completely
bands completely before releasing birds. On the other hand,
I have seen lots of pet birds with hastily applied and half
opened bands, and many pet fanciers use aluminum bands.
PABUs should take a size 1B or 1C USF&WS bird band, and the
numbers should be on the outside, so with a good scope
(anyone seen Kimball's new bi-nuclear binoculars!?) you may
be able to read part or all of the numbers. At any event,
someone should be able to positively tell if it is a
pet band or not.
Bill Principe My heart in hiding
La Canada, California Stirred for a bird,
Los Angeles County the achieve of; the mastery of the thing!
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