As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

LONDON MUSEUM BIRD ACCIDENTLY LANDS IN SRI LANKA WITH A STOLEN RING

SUNDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2015 - 22:59

The lesser crested tern is a seabird of the tern family has stolen a ring from London museum has landed in Sri Lanka. Lesser Crested tern which was used in London bird museum’s research has flown more than 12000 kilometers distance and has landed in Puttalam. An injury is to be seen on the bird’s foot.

The bird has been spotted by a man near Puttalam lagoon and he has caught and made arrangements to hand the bird over to forest department officials.

The bird which weighs 300 grams has a nearly 6 inch beak, and a wing is around 10 inches. 
Giribawa Forest Range Assistant D. Ramasinghe stated that the birds left leg has been broken due to an unknown reason. Injured bird has been handed over to the Veterinarian Chandana Jeyasinghe of the Anuradhapura-Pandulagama Forest office.There were no issues on bird’s identity as there was a special ring on its foot made of silver from London Museum. 

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