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Codes used for Mediterranean Gull rings

Until recently, the majority of the colour-rings had a 3-character alphanumerical code, generally giving no indication of the country of origin. Colour-ring coordinators were quickly running out of 3-character alphanumeric code combinations and this has led to the introduction of 4-character alphanumerical coded colour-rings. In order to limit observer error through colour interpretation only a very limited number of colours (white, green, dark blue, red, black and yellow) were chosen for the colour rings with four alphanumerical codes. From 2008 onwards, each country should be using a specific coloured ring with a 4-character alphanumerical code where the first character is the "country code". This will allow the observer to immediately identify the country where the bird was ringed. The country codes and the colours of the rings are listed below.

Azerbaijan : Black ring, code beginning with "7". (not yet in use).
Belgium : White ring, code beginning with "3" or "E".
Green ring, code beginning with "3" were extensively used until 2004.
Czech Republic : Red ring, code beginning with "Z".
Denmark : White ring, no country code yet.
Country code "3" (Belgium) is currently used.
France : Green ring, code beginning with "R".
Germany : Green ring, code beginning with "A".
Greece : Black ring, code beginning with "4".
Country code "U" has been used previously.
Hungary : Red ring, code beginning with "H".
Ireland : Yellow ring, code beginning with "2".
Italy : Dark blue ring, code beginning with "I" or "0".
Netherlands : White ring, code beginning with "3" or "E".
Poland : Red ring, code beginning with "P".
Romania : Black ring, no country code yet.
Country code "U" has been used previously.
Russia : Black ring, code beginning with "K".
Serbia : Red ring, code beginning with "Y".
Slovakia : Red ring, code beginning with "F".
Spain : Dark blue ring, code beginning with "5".
Turkey : Black ring, code beginning with "T".
Country code "U" has been used previously.
Ukraine : Black ring, code beginning with "U".
United Kingdom : Yellow ring, code beginning with "2".

Co-ordinators :

Please replace "at" with @ in all email addresses.

International Co-ordinator International
Co-ordinator
Renaud Flamant
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Renaud Flamant
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Belgium Belgium Renaud Flamant
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Czech Republic Czech Republic Josef Chytil
chytil"at"prerovmuzeum.cz
Denmark Denmark Renaud Flamant and Lars Hansen
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
France France Camille Duponcheel
cduponcheel59"at"orange.fr
Germany Germany Martin Boschert
boschert"at"bioplan-buehl.de
Greece Greece Renaud Flamant and
Vassilis Goutner
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Hungary Hungary Zsolt Karcza
karcza.zsolt"at"mme.hu
Ireland Ireland
Sean Kingston
medgullring"at"gmail.com
Italy Italy Nicola Baccetti
nicola.baccetti"at"infs.it
Netherlands Netherlands Renaud Flamant and
Peter L. Meininger
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Poland Poland For the Polish ringers :
Monika Zielinska
monzieli"at"wp.pl

For the ringreaders :
Polish Ringing Centre
ringm"at"miiz.waw.pl
Romania Romania Renaud Flamant
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Russia Russia Renaud Flamant
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Serbia Serbia Antun Zuljevic
buza"at"ravangrad.net
Slovakia Slovakia Vladimir Slobodnik
vslobod"at"sopsr.sk
Spain Spain Albert Cama
albert_km"at"hotmail.com
Turkey Turkey Renaud Flamant and
Sühendan Karauz
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
Ukraine Ukraine Renaud Flamant and
Antonina Rudenko
Renaud.Flamant"at"skynet.be
United Kingdon United Kingdom
Sean Kingston
medgullring"at"gmail.com