Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Sterna hirundo or paradisaea (Common or Arctic Tern)

Scientific NameSterna hirundo or paradisaea
FamilyLaridae
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded1
First BandedJune 1961
Last BandedJune 1961

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries1
Resightings 
Recovered Only Once1
Distinct Recoveries1
Most Frequent ResightingOnce
First RecoveryDecember 1972
Last RecoveryDecember 1972

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

MovementMinimum: 15719 km Average: 15719 km Maximum: 15719 km
Band IA138332, banded in June 1961 at OSTERHALLEN, PERNAJA, FINLAND (60 deg 19 min, 26 deg 33 min). Recovered after 11 years 5.8 months at EAGLEHAWK NECK, TAS (-43 deg 1 min, 147 deg 55 min) in December 1972 after moving 15719 km. Recovery method: FOUND DEAD, CAUSE UNKNOWN Recovery status: PARTIALLY DECOMPOSED AND BAND STATUS UNKNOWN.
Elapsed TimeMinimum: 11 years 5.8 months Average: 11 years 5.8 months Maximum: 11 years 5.8 months
Band IA138332, banded in June 1961 at OSTERHALLEN, PERNAJA, FINLAND (60 deg 19 min, 26 deg 33 min). Recovered after 11 years 5.8 months at EAGLEHAWK NECK, TAS (-43 deg 1 min, 147 deg 55 min) in December 1972 after moving 15719 km. Recovery method: FOUND DEAD, CAUSE UNKNOWN Recovery status: PARTIALLY DECOMPOSED AND BAND STATUS UNKNOWN.

Caveat

This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.