LITTLE TERN

(Sterna albifrons)

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Roberts VI / VII 335 / 334
Clements 2000 68.0200
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
61-77

 

A small bird (20 to 28 cm), which breeds in the southern Holarctic, migrating north or south after breeding. In southern Africa it is a fairly common non breeding migrant, found mainly on the eastern coast. It inhabits estuaries and coastal lagoons, and eats small fish, crustaceans and insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Little Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Anguilla 0868m 0853m 1990 $6
China (Taiwan) 2194 2184 1994 $7
Dubai 0316 0333 1968 60d
Gambia 2736   1997 D3
Germany (West) 2391 1540 1991 80p
Korea (South) 2037 1809 1994 180w
Liberia   2419 1999 $1
Marshall Islands 0305 0413 1992 75c
Portugal 2920   2002 e0.28
Sierra Leone 1151 1107 1988 Le3
Yugoslavia 1931 1836 1980 4d90