PINK-BACKED PELICAN

(Pelecanus rufescens)

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Roberts VI / VII 50 / 461
Clements 2000 15.0020
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 15-3

 

A very large bird (140 cm to 150 cm) found in southern and central Africa. A uncommon resident in the north east of southern Africa, and a vagrant elsewhere. Normally found in coastal estuaries and bays. It lives on small fish.

 

List of Stamps showing Pink-backed Pelican

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Djibouti 1061  0549 1991 10f
French Somaliland 0446  0331 1960 75f
Gabon 0850  0861 1983 125f
Ghana 1600  1580 1991 c100
Senegal 0659  0660 1978 10f
Senegal 0922  0951 1987 135f
Senegal 0923  0952 1987 300f
Senegal 0925  0954 1987 300f
Senegal 1261 1289 1994 380f
Somalia 0337  0360 1959 25c
Tanzania 0650mb  0554 1989 350s
Tanzania    2644 1997 370s