Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer
Version: 2.0 — Published February 19, 2021
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Banding and Resighting
Two individuals were color-banded in 2005 in the Chongming Dongtan Wetland during northward migration (241). During an avian influenza surveillance program in 2008, another 2 individuals were banded in the Cemara Beach, Indonesia (242, 2). In Chongming Dongtan Wetland in China, 29 individuals were banded between 2002–2009 (241, 243). Of these 33 birds, 1 banded in Indonesia was resighted in Jiangang, China in 2013 (244). As the individual banded in Indonesia in 2008 was resighted in 2013, we can deduce that the species can live to at least 6 years of age.
More recently, 2 individuals were banded in Rudong-Dongtai Mudflats of Jiangsu Province in China in 2015, and 5 individuals in 2018 (122, 204). None have yet been resighted. In 2018, a single chick was banded in Schaste Bay, Russia (60). In 2019, there were 7 adults banded in the same area with unique color combinations and individually coded red engraved flags, and 8 chicks were banded with a single red band. Of the 7 adults, 3 (engraved flag codes: V1, X1, P2) were resighted in Tiaozini from August to September, and a fourth (P3) in mid-April. Additionally, 5 of the birds (P1, P2, P3, V1 and X2) returned to Schaste Bay in 2020 (VVP, KM). No adults banded as chicks were observed. However, survey effort was limited to only two observers for the season, so it is possible more banded birds returned but remained undetected in this difficult-to-traverse habitat. In 2020, there were 2 more individuals banded in Schaste Bay, 1 of which (T1) was resighted in an Asan Bay reclamation lagoon in early August (VVP, KM).