AFRICAN OPENBILL

(Anastomus lamelligerus)

previously known as Open-billed Stork (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 87 / 463
Clements 2000 22.0060
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
23-6

 

A large bird (about 94 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar. In southern Africa it is an uncommon to locally common intra African migrant with some birds resident, and is found in the wetter north and eastern regions. It is found on the larger inland waters. The main food is snails and mollusks and the bill is adapted for grasping the mollusk shells

 

List of Stamps showing African Openbill

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0464 0345 1951 1.50A
Congo (Kinshasa) 0470 0140 1963 30c
Ghana 1598 1578 1991 c 100
Namibia 0651   1994 80c
Senegal 0920  0948 1987 115f