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Police Service: 056 811 2500
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Hospital: 056 816 2100

Sasolburg:
Police Service: 016 970 1031/2
Hospital: 016 970 9400

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Hospital: 016 971 9000

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Police Service: 016 987 6720/61/62

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Police Service: 016 910 9000/46
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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Damarasterretjie/Damara Tern

Die Damarasterretjie (Sternula balaenarum) is ‘n amper endemiese voël wat leef by vlak beskutte kuslyne, baaie en strandmere; meestal aan die Weskus en suidkus. Die meeste trek gedurende die winter na Wes-Afrika maar sommige oorwinter wel. Die streekbevolking is sowat 7000 pare en hule status is amper bedreigd. Die voël is 21 – 23 cm lank, 46 – 60 g groot met ‘n vlerkspan van 50 cm. In Engels staan die voël bekend as die Damara Tern.

The Damara tern (Sternula balaenarum) is a species of small tern in the family Laridae which breeds in the southern summer in southern Africa and migrates to tropical African coasts to winter.  A t 23 cm in length the Damara tern is a small, rather pale tern. In breeding plumage adult has black cap extending from forehead the onto nape and a very pale grey back. In flight, there is a black triangular wing tip which runs from the carpal joint to the tip. In non-breeding plumage the adult shows white on the forehead and crown, with black mask going through the eyes and meeting on the nape. Immature birds are marked with buff bars across the mantle.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

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