Information on a Lithuanian metal rings

In recent years aluminium and steel rings made by “ARANEA” (Poland) and by “I.Ö. Mekaniska AB“ (Sweden) have been used for bird ringing in Lithuania. The sizes, inscriptions and numbers of these rings are listed in the table.

Inner diameter

Height

Tipe1

Inscription

Number2

2.0

5,0

a

ZOOL. MUS LITHUANIA

X#00000

2.5

5,0

a

ZOOL. MUS LITHUANIA

V#00000

3.3

7,0

a

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

T#00000

3.3

7,0

p

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

TT00000

3.5

3,5

a

ZOOL. MUS. LITHUANIA

SS00000

4.2

7,0

a

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

K#00000

4.2

7,0

p

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

KK00000

5.5

8,5

a

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

FA00000

5.5

7,0

p

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

FF00000

7

10

a

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

HV00.000

11

p

ZOOL. MUS. KAUNAS LITHUANIA

HA00.000

9

10

ps

ZOOL. MUSEUM KAUNAS LITHUANIA

PP00.000

9-6

6

ops

ZOOL. MUS. LITHUANIA

BA0000

11

10

ps

ZOOL. MUSEUM KAUNAS LITHUANIA

EN00.000

13

10

ps

ZOOL. MUSEUM KAUNAS LITHUANIA

AA00.000

13,5-8

6

ops

ZOOL. MUS. LITHUANIA

BE0000

16

12

ps

ZOOL. MUSEUM KAUNAS LITHUANIA

MA0000

18

25

aC

ZOOL. MUSEUM KAUNAS LITHUANIA

0000

24

18

akJ

MUS ZOOL KAUNAS LITHUANIA

KA000

26

20

asA

ZOOL. MUSEUM KAUNAS LITHUANIA

0A000

1 a = aluminium rings, k – rivet rings, o = oval shape rings, p = steel rings, s = rings with a lock, A = rings for Swans, a number is repeated twice (horizontal & vertical), C = rings for Storks, a number is repeated three time (twice horizontal & vertical), J = colored (blue over red) rings for White-tailed Eagles nestlings, always on the right tarsus.

2 # = letter (on occasions when more than one letter has been used in the number of these rings), 0 = any digit (0 to 9).

Earlier other rings were also used in Lithuania. The inscription on all these rings includes the word LITHUANIE, LITUANIA or LITHUANIA. The numbers of these rings are as follows: 0000, 00000, 000000, R0000, RR0000, R000000, 00R00 (0 = digit 0 to 9, R = letter). Birds ringed with these rings are still found.

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