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BirdPix:   214517
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3218AB
Observer:   Willemse Salome
Date of record:   2022-03-12
Number of photos:   1
Notes:  
Last updated:   2022-06-15 12:04:38
Sp. code:   10009
Species name:   N/A
Common name:   Terns (unidentified) -- Onbekende Sterretjies
Family:   Laridae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Arctic Tern juvenile
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-214517
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 214517 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Unsure about this ID. Arctic Tern does not breed in South Africa, adults leave February / early March. Antarctic Terns usually only arrive as from mid-April.
Date:   2022-06-15 12:04:38
Species name:   N/A -- Terns (unidentified); Onbekende Sterretjies
Species code:   10009

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