ARCTIC TERN

(Sterna paradisaea)

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Roberts VI / VII 328 / 332
Clements 2000 68.0150
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-58

 

A small to medium bird (33 to 41 cm), breeding in the northern Holarctic and migrating to the southern oceans and Antarctica. It is a very common migrant, found more off the west coast shores than the east coast. It is highly gregarious, and lives off krill and fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Arctic Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Aland  162   2000 1.80m
Alderney     2003 22p
Alderney ms   2003 22p
Canada 2059    2001 47c
Denmark  1180   1999 12k25
Faroe Islands 212  0221 1991 3k70
Gambia 2743   1997 D3
Gambia ms   1999 D5
Great Britain 2199   2001 54p
Grenadines of Grenada 2590   1998 $1.50
Iceland 500  0469 1972 7k
Iceland 501  0470 1972 9k
Isle of Man 244 0232 1983 20p
Niger 1024 0923 1985 350f
St Pierre & Miquellon 730 0692 1995 10f
Sweden 642 0704 1971 40or
Sweden 643 0705 1971 55or
Tanzania     1998 300s
Uganda 2036   1999 500s