ANTARCTIC TERN

(Sterna vittata)

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Roberts VI / VII 329 / 333
Clements 2000 68.0160
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 61-59

 

A small to medium bird (38 to 41 cm), which breeds on many Antarctic islands, and migrates northwards after breeding. It is common off the western Cape and uncommon elsewhere. It is gregarious and lives in the open sea. It lives off fish, crustaceans and scraps.

 

List of Stamps showing Antarctic Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ascension     2003 25p
British Antarctic Territory 0294 0280 1998 20p
Chile 1066 1139 1986 40p
French Southern
 & Antarctic Territory
0098 0103 1975 40c
Norfolk Islands 0176   1976 18c
Norfolk Islands 0177   1976 25c
Norfolk Islands 0178   1976 45c
Ross Dependency 0053 0049 1997 $1.80
South Georgia
 & South Sandwich Islands
 0277m  0266 1998 35p
South Africa 1638 m   2007 Std
Tristan da Cunha 0226  0228 1977 15p
Tristan da Cunha 0665   2000 60p
Tristan da Cunha 0835   2005 5p
Uruguay 2333   1997 5p