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Damara Tern

(sterna balaenarum)
The Damara Tern is a small elegant tern which can be found in the coastal strip from South Africa through to Ghana. Its breeding range is mostly in Namibia. The Damara Tern is very similar in size to the Little Tern. These photographs were taken on St Catherine's beach in Loango NP which is where the Iguela lagoon meets the Atlantic Ocean at a narrow river mouth. There was an interesting mixed flock of terns on the beach here.
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon
Damara Tern, St Catherine Beach-Loango NP, Gabon