Swft tern and fish

The Swift Tern (Afrikaans name Geelbeksterretjie) is a large Tern with a long, slightly drooped yellow beak, the juvenile having a slightly greenish yellow bill.

Swift Tern

They are endemic to South Africa and can be found in coastal waters and wetlands. They often follow the sardine run up the East Coast.

We have seen them in Rietvlei and the West Coast National Park

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