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Photos of a Swift tern colony on Dyer island and flying Swift terns (Sterna bergii) over the island and the sea. Their food finds the Swift tern near the coast.Swift Terns (Sterna bergii) are found on the islands off the South African coast all year round. They breed in colonies, often together with Hartlaubâ€™s Gulls, as here on Dyer Island. In South Africa, there are approximately 6,000 breeding pairs. The breeding time at the western cape is between February and March, and the young birds fledge between April and May. An important food component during this period are anchovies which are hunted far out at sea.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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