DAMARA TERN

(Sterna balaenarum)

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Roberts VI / VII 334 / 335
Clements 2000 68.0260
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 61-75
 
A small bird (22 or 23 cm), it breeds along the west coast of southern Africa and migrates to Nigeria. It is a rare to uncommon bird, highly localised and gregarious in small groups. It inhabits sandy marine shores and lives off fish and crustaceans.

List of Stamps showing Damara Tern

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Namibia 1194   2012 N$20
South Africa 2136   2014 Int Small Letter