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Indy is named after The Independent for their continued support of the Cuckoo Project

Indy the Cuckoo
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 01:00
Tagging Location:
Cors Caron, Ceredigion, Wales
Age when found:
Over one year
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

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Indy's journey from 30 May 2012 to 19 September 2012

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Indy's movements

18 Oct 2012 - Indy runs out of luck

There have been no further tranmissions from Indy since 21 September. Looking back at the temperature data of his final transmissions it indicates his body heat had dropped right down and we are now assuming that he has died in Cameroon. Mike McCarthy of The Independent talks about Indy's incredible journey in his latest article. 

16 Oct 2012 - David still in DCR

Over the weekend we received transmissions from David's tag who is still settled in Democratic Republic of Congo. There has been nothing further from Indy since 21 September.

28 Sep 2012 - David and Indy settled

David transmitted yesterday and remains in the south of Sudan close to the border whilst Indy’s last transmission on the 21 September indicated he was still in the north of Cameroon. 

17 Sep 2012 - Indy heads east towards Chad

Indy was still in the same area of tiger bush on 14 September. By the afternoon of Sunday 16 September, however, he had moved 180km (112 miles) E to a position 24km (15 miles) east of Damboa in Borno region. At dusk that evening, however, he moved on again and by the time the last two locations were received around midnight, he was another 50km (31 miles) to the east. These placed him 35km (22 miles) WNW of Gwoza and about 45km (28 miles) from the border with Cameroon. Indy appears to be heading for southern Chad, where several of the tracked Cuckoos have been recently and where several of last year’s birds passed through before heading south to the Congo basin.

14 Sep 2012 - All quiet on the Cuckoo front

There have been no movements of note from our Cuckoos in the last few days. Transmissions have been received from Indy and Chance today and Lloyd, David, Wallace, Roy, BB and Chris in the last few days. Hopefully there will be more to report after the weekend! 

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