|Crane named "Gangtep"
Picture: Jigme Tshering, RSPN
December 8 2009 – The crane named Gangtep returns to Phobjikha from its summer habitat on 13th November 2009. This crane along with its juvenile named Phobjib was captured and attached with coloured leg bands and a Platform Telemetry Transmitter (PTT) on 1st January 2006. The PTT and coloured bands were attached mainly to study the trans-boundary movement of the Black-necked cranes that winters in Bhutan.
In 2006, two more cranes were attached with coloured leg band and PTT. The male crane named Jigme was attached with the PTT, while the other crane was attached with colour band.
For more details on past crane banding refer the article below.