Synonyms for damara_tern or Related words with damara_tern

balaenarum              tern_sterna_hirundo_arctic              sterna_hirundo              tern_sterna_paradisaea              billed_tern_gelochelidon_nilotica              tern_hydroprogne_caspia              melanoleucos              spectacled_tern_onychoprion_lunatus              tern_thalasseus_sandvicensis              tern_hydroprogne_caspia_sandwich              chlidonias_hybrida              sterna_repressa              aleutian_tern_onychoprion              capped_heron_pilherodius              caspia_sandwich_tern_thalasseus              sandwich_tern_sterna_sandvicensis              fuscatus_whiskered_tern_chlidonias              hydroprogne_caspia_sandwich_tern              thalasseus_bergii_roseate_tern              minutus_gull_billed_tern              chlidonias_leucopterus_whiskered_tern              anaethetus              netta_peposaca              maximus_roseate_tern_sterna              tern_sternula_balaenarum              anthus_hodgsoni_meadow_pipit              elseyornis_melanops              pacificus_sooty              thalasseus_bengalensis              albifrons_damara              larosterna_inca              anas_hottentota              clypeata_marbled_teal_marmaronetta              tern_onychoprion_anaethetus_sooty              collaris_lesser_scaup_aythya              tringa_stagnatilis              agami_heron_agamia_agami              sterna_repressa_little              tringa_melanoleuca              anaethetus_whiskered              gelochelidon_nilotica              buettikoferella              aythya_ferina_ferruginous_duck              puma_cougar_puma_concolor              sterna_acuticauda              aythya_ferina              cape_teal_anas              rissa_tridactyla_gull_billed              dougallii              gull_larus_armenicus             



Examples of "damara_tern"
The calls of the Damara tern are a high-pitched, sharp ""tsit tsit"" and quick, harsh ""kid-ick"".:
The Damara tern ("Sternula balaenarum") is a species of small tern in the family Sternidae which breeds in the southern summer in southern Africa and migrates to tropical African coasts to winter.
The Damara tern generally prefers shorelines in arid, desert regions particularly where there are sheltered bays, estuaries, lagoons and reefs. For breeding it uses gravel plains between dunes and on salt pans.
As the park is allowed to be used for tourism and recreational purposes in restricted areas only, the park has been divided into zones. The identified zones are: Damara tern breeding sites, gravel plains, important birds areas, the Kuiseb Delta, Sandwich Harbour, Swakop River, Tsumas Delta, Walvis Bay Lagoon, birding areas and lichen fields."
Henties Bay is situated in the National West Coast Recreation Area but there are few restrictions, particularly for driving off-road on the beach and across the plains. This lures tourists into the area but puts a burden on the sensitive environment. Specifically in danger are the lichen fields which take decades to recover from tracks cut through them, and the Damara tern which is endemic to the Skeleton Coast and threatened by habitat loss.
The Damara tern eats mainly small fish, with the occasional squid, which are caught in repeated plunge dives from a height of 3-8m. Their migration is timed to coincide with spawning shoals of small fish in the shallow coastal waters of the Gulf of Guinea caused by strong upwellings of the coast of Ghana. These wintering birds roost communally but feed solitarily, spacing themselves at 10-50m from other Damara terns.
The central coast line of , which includes the Dorob National Park, is an area of hyper arid desert. Some 75 species of birds flock to this coast, with nearly 1.6 million birds recorded on the coast. BirdLife International has therefore included the park under the category of Important Bird Area. The Damara tern, ("Sternula balaenarum"), a species of tern in the family Sternidae, a breeding seabird which is endemic to Namibia is considered a flagship species of the coastal area, and is found in the park, although non-breeding individuals will migrate to the north in winter. Some of the lichen fields are also part of this protected environment.
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.