ROSEATE TERN

(Sterna dougallii)

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Roberts VI / VII 330 / 329
Clements 2000 68.0100
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-63

 

A medium sized bird (37 to 40 cm), found worldwide along temperate and tropical coasts. In southern Africa it is an uncommon localised resident. It inhabits coastal waters and offshore islands, is gregarious and lives off fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Roseate Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0652 0636 1985 75c
Anguilla 0672 0657 1985 $1.35
Anguilla 0774 0759 1987 $1.35
Anguilla 0790 0775 1987 $1.35
Anguilla 0823 0808 1989 $1.35
Antigua 0670m 0596m 1980 $2.50
Azores 0488 0393 1988 80e
Barbuda 0540m 0524m 1980 $2.50
Barbuda 0783 0790 1985 45c
Benin 1107 0476 1989 10f
Benin 1108 0477 1989 15f
Benin 1109 0478 1989 50f
Benin 1110 0479 1989 125f
Brunei 0576 0528 1996 30c
Cuba 0673 0396 1953 10c
Gambia 2745   1997 D5
Ghana 2139mb  Bl 274 1995 c2500
Grenada 1762  1744 1988 10c
Hong Kong 1403   2006 $1.80
Hong Kong 1414m   2006 $1.80
Eire 1476   2002 51c
Lesotho 1749 ms   2000 M4
Liberia       $20
Maldives 1616 1677 1992 Rf 3.50
Maldives sheet   2002 Rf 5
Monaco 0508a 0502A 1955 100f
Nevis 0602   1991 40c
New Caledonia 1043   1995 20f
Seychelles 0758 0706 1989 R5
Turks & Caiccos Islands 1331 1248 1995 25c