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BirdPix:   29155
Province:   Eastern Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3425BA
Observer:   Jordaan J
Date of record:   2016-08-14
Number of photos:   2
Notes:  
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   292
Species name:   Sterna vittata
Common name:   Antarctic Tern -- Grysborssterretjie
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Common Tern
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-29155
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 29155 - photo: 1
VM-number: 29155 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   White rump, heavy bill with some red, lacks black shoulder all point to Antarctic Tern. Common Tern returns in October, although some juveniles remain through winter. Both photos appear to be adults, moulting into breeding plumage before departure
Date:   2017-09-05 17:35:50
Species name:   Sterna vittata -- Antarctic Tern; Grysborssterretjie
Species code:   292

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