SWIFT TERN

(Sterna bergii) or (Thalasseus bergii)

Also known as Great Crested Tern

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Roberts VI / VII 324 / 327
Clements 2000 68.0080
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-80

 

A fairly large bird (46 to 50 cm), found in southern African coasts, Madagascar, Indian Ocean islands, Australia to China and the western Pacific. It is a common resident along the marine shores of southern Africa and mainly lives off fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Swift Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

British Indian Ocean Territories 0066   1975 30c
British Indian Ocean Territories 0096   1990 45p
Dominica 2474   1998 90c
Fiji 0713  0537 1985 $1
French Polynesia 0350   1981 47f
Liberia     2001 $25
Maldives 1417 1434 1990 25la
Marshall Islands 0303 0346 1991 52c
Palau 0419 0431A 1991 35c
Papua New Guinea 1063   2005 3k
Philippines 3221   1998 5p
Samoa 1140   2004 60s
Samoa 1144m   2004 60s
Solomon Islands 0981   2001 $1
Tuvalu 0507 0494 1988 30c
Tuvalu O 040 D 40 1989 30c
Vanuatu 0752 1039 1997 55v