Quelea recovery2009-04-09 (2)
There has not been the intensive ringing of Red-billed Quelea in South Africa as was the case in the days when quelea rings were sponsored by the government. Less ringed quelea results in less recoveries. However, recently a quelea with SAFRING AM87589 was killed during a quelea control operation on 11 February 2009 at Roedtan, Limpopo Province. This bird had been ringed as an adult on 5 July 2008 at Roodekraal, near Potchefstroom, North West Province by Rita Marais. This bird travelled at least 298 kms, and the elapsed time was 7 months.