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Record details

BirdPix:   62992
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3217DB
Observer:   Kennedy D.
Date of record:   2018-10-14
Number of photos:   2
Notes:   Black bill
Last updated:   2019-02-12 12:15:55
Sp. code:   296
Species name:   Sterna sandvicensis
Common name:   Sandwich Tern -- Grootsterretjie
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Unknown Tern, Sterna sp.
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 62992 - photo: 1
VM-number: 62992 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Dark legs. Slightly smaller than Swift Tern (in size, much smaller in weight). Possible sub-adult - tip of black bill turns yellow by December.
Date:   2018-10-30 18:42:05
Species name:   Sterna sandvicensis -- Sandwich Tern; Grootsterretjie
Species code:   296

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