CORY'S SHEARWATER

(Calonectris diomedea)

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Roberts VI / VII 34 / 522
Clements 2000 11.0530
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-55

 

A fairly large bird (45 cm to 56 cm) with broad wings. It breeds in the Mediterranean region and is a non breeding visitor to the Atlantic Ocean. A fairly common summer visitor to south and west coasts of SA, and a rarer visitor to Natal. It feeds off fish, plankton, cephalopods and krill.

 

List of Stamps showing Cory's Shearwater

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Cape Verde 0727   1993 10e
Madeira 0224  0106 1986 68e50
Malta 0799  0765 1987 23c
Mauritius 0714  0615 1985 5r