Svetlana

Svetlana is an adult female Sociable Lapwing tagged in May 2010 at Kyzylzhulduz in Eastern Kazakhstan. Her name means ‘Starlight’ in Kazakh.

Svetlana has a deformed bill but this does not appear to have affected her adversely. Clearly resourceful and self-possessed, she has shrugged this off and has been able to feed and breed quite normally.

In order to help our scientists spot her in a large flock during migration she was colour ringed. Her colour ring combination is blue over yellow on her left leg and red over green on her right leg.

Svetlana’s satellite tag number is 052262.

Svetlana’s amazing journey was indicated by a black pin on the main Follow the Flock map but she is no longer transmitting.