SANDWICH TERN

(Sterna sandvicensis) or (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 

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Roberts VI / VII 326 / 328
Clements 2000 68.0050
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-85

 

A fairly large tern (41 to 46 cm), which breeds in the western Palearctic and North America. It migrates to Africa and the northern Indian Ocean. It is a common migrant which is highly gregarious and inhabits marine shores and estuaries. It feeds off fish, worms and crustaceans.

 

List of Stamps showing Sandwich Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Albania 1592 1625 1973 2k40
Alderney     2003 36p
Alderney ms   2003 36p
Aruba 0337   2004 70c
Gambia 3216   1999 D5
Jersey 0781  0815 1998 21p
Netherlands 1403   1982 50c