Damara Terns: Development and care of the young
After having witnessed the mating of the terns, described in a previous article (Lanioturdus 44(4) - Ed.), this article will concentrate on the raising and care of the young. The cycle starts with the laying of a single egg in a shallow scrape in gravel or depression in hard salt pan. Sometimes sparsely lined with shell chips or small stones, usually placed there during incubation. (Roberts VII) Peak laying times are between October and December.
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