LITTLE GREBE

(Tachybaptus ruficollis)

previously known as Dabchick

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Roberts VI / VII 8 / 414
Clements 2000 9.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 9-1
 
A small waterbird (20 cm) found throughout Eurasia and Africa. A common resident in SA except for the dry central Kalahari. Usually found in small groups of up to 6 birds when breeding and in groups of up to 600 when not breeding. Lives off small aquatic animals (frogs, tadpoles).

List of Stamps showing Dabchick

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Dominica 2483   1998 90c
Gambia     2009 2009
Japan 2163 2069  1991 62y
Jersey  0793 0900 1999 33p
Maldives 1084 1093 1985 R3.50
Namibia 1173   2011 Standard Mail
Portugal     2000 100e
Zaire 1139 0798 1982 3z
Zaire 1434 101 1994 20z on 3z