AFRICAN SPOONBILL

(Platalea alba)

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Roberts VI / VII 95 / 459
Clements 2000 24.0300
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
24-28

 

A large bird (about 91 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara and in Madagascar. In southern Africa it locally common in the wetter eastern and northern parts of the region. It is found in shallow inland waters and lives on small fish and aquatic invertebrates.

 

List of Stamps showing African Spoonbill

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0931 0705 1984 22k
Chad     1998 475f
Djibouti 0701  0192 1977 300f
French Territories of the Afars & Issas 0654 0149 1975 300f
Gambia 1155ma 1163m 1991 18d
Ghana 1599  1579 1991 c100
Ghana 2001ma Bl 251  1994 c2000
Maldives 2565 1996 Rf 5
Mali 1423  1401 1995 150f
Mauritania 0147  0179 1960 200f
Senegal 1451  1463 1997 25f
Sierra Leone 1514  1497 1990 Le25
Sierra Leone 1833  1831 1992 Le200
Sierra Leone 3084   1999 Le600
Sierra Leone  3099   1999 Le600
Tanzania    2640 1997 370s
Togo 2137  2234 1995 25f
Zambia     1999 450k