ROYAL TERN

(Sterna maxima) or (Thalasseus maximus)

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Roberts VI / VII 323 / 325
Clements 2000 68.0070
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-81

 

A large bird (48 to 50 cm), found along the coasts of north and south America and west Africa. It is a vagrant to the coast of Namibia. It lives almost entirely off fish, diving for its food at sea.

 

List of Stamps showing Royal Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0039 0039 1968 40c
Antigua 1083 1017 1987 $2.00
Antigua 1210 1142 1988 $2
Antigua 2328   1996 75c
Bahamas 0896 0741 1991 25c
Barbuda 0264 0263 1976 75c
Barbuda 0947 0960 1987 $2
Barbuda 1942   1998 75c
British Virgin Isles 0740m b Bl 62 1990 $2
Gambia  sheet   2001 D7
Grenadines
 of St  Vincent
0122  0144 1978 40c
Mauritania 0900  0924 1988 80u
Senegal 0658 0659 1978 5f
Senegal 0662 0663 1978 150f
Senegal 1393 1396 1995 150f
St Vincent 0396 0362 1974 30c
St Vincent 2890 3081 1995 75c
Turks & Caicos 1580   2000 60c