oa Madoqua - The biology and conservation of the Damara tern in South West Africa
|Article Title||The biology and conservation of the Damara tern in South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Nature Conservation and Tourism, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1978|
|Pages||31 - 39|
|Keyword(s)||Breeding season, Breeding sites, Coastal gravel plains, Development of chicks, Embryo, Incubation activity, Juvenile plumage, Lichens, Mobile chicks, Nest scrape, Nest trapping, Nesting habitat, Predation and Shrubby vegetation|
The endemic Damara tern breeds at several sites along the South West African coast. In view of developments within its restricted range and its apparent scarcity studies were undertaken to assess the status and requirements of the species. Estimates of population size, aspects of the bird's breeding biology, and its conservation are discussed.
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