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We administer bird ringing in Southern Africa,
supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in
South Africa and neighbouring countries. We are
an essential arm of the Animal Demography Unit and all ringing records are curated by us.Contact is maintained by our
Project Coordinator with all ringers (banders in North American or Australian terminology).
We at SAFRING recently received an interesting Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) recovery from our friends at SANCCOB Rehabilitation Centre. Initially thought to be a Common Tern, it was found weak and exhausted (due to being tangled in plastic) on Kommetjie beach (34 ° 08' S 18 ° 19' E), on the 18 October 2015. It was admitted to SANCCOB but sadly didn't survive due to its poor condition. This record is very interesting as it was intially ringed by the Icelandic Ringing Scheme in Ósland, Höfn, Iceland. This is only the third ring record we have received from Iceland and only the second such record of an Arctic Tern. This individual was ringed as a juvenile on the 13 July 2013 (ring number: 776621), and was not seen again until now.
We would like to thank the Icelandic Ringing Scheme for the initial ring record and SANCCOB for all they do for our seabirds.
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