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BirdPix:   132316
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3218AB
Observer:   Daniel Karis
Date of record:   2020-10-20
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   Front left corner. Other spp. submitted separately.
Last updated:   2020-12-11 11:37:50
Sp. code:   291
Species name:   Sterna hirundo
Common name:   Common Tern -- Gewone Sterretjie
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Arctic Tern?
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-132316
VM-number: 132316 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Wings appear longer than tail. Same size as surrounding terns. Rather a Common Tern? See record 10718 for Arctic Tern, to compare with Common Tern.
Date:   2020-12-11 11:37:50
Species name:   Sterna hirundo -- Common Tern; Gewone Sterretjie
Species code:   291

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