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The Wildlife and Countryside (Registration and Ringing of Certain Captive Birds) (Scotland) Regulations 2009

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Termination of registration

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4.—(1) Registration ceases to have effect when—

(a)the registered bird—

(i)dies;

(ii)escapes or is released into the wild; or

(iii)is disposed of by way of sale or otherwise;

(b)the ring or marking referred to in regulation 6(1) is removed or the identifying information on it or stored within it becomes unreadable;

(c)the registered bird is kept by a person other than its registered keeper, unless it is intended at the time when the bird begins to be so kept that it will be returned to its registered keeper within the specified period and the bird is so returned, and in this sub-paragraph “the specified period” means—

(i)where the bird will not be kept continuously at its registered address, a period of three weeks; and

(ii)where the bird will be kept continuously at its registered address, a period of six weeks;

(d)the registered bird is kept by its registered keeper but ceases to be kept at its registered address, unless—

(i)it is intended at the time when the bird ceases to be so kept that it will be returned to its registered address within three weeks and the bird is so returned; or

(ii)the Scottish Ministers are notified in writing before the bird ceases to be so kept of the new address at which it will be kept (being an address in Scotland) and the date from which it will be so kept.

(2) In this regulation—

“registered address” means the address at which the bird was kept at the date of registration by the Scottish Ministers, or, if an address has been notified to the Scottish Ministers under paragraph (1)(d)(ii), the address notified or last notified under that provision; and

“registered keeper” in relation to a registered bird means the person who made the application in respect of which the bird is registered by the Scottish Ministers.

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