bird band

a band put on a bird's leg to identify it for observations about its range, behavior, longevity, migration patterns, etc.
Also called, British, bird ring.

1935–40, Americanism

bird bander, noun
bird banding, noun Unabridged
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Through bird band returns, much valuable information is gained about bird populations and migration patterns.
Each band has a unique number inscribed on it along with the text identifying it as a federal migratory bird band.
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