REED CORMORANT

(Phalocrocorax africanus)

also known as Long-tailed Cormorant

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Roberts VI / VII 58 / 425
Clements 2000 17.0350
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 17-29
A smallish bird (60 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. The bird is a common resident in the whole of SA except for the very arid central areas. It lives on inland waters of any size. The main food source is frogs and very small fish.  The bigger bird in the stamp is a Darter

List of Stamps showing Reed Cormorant

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Mauritania 0186 0224 1964 200f
Rwanda 0106  0112 1965 40f