SPUR-WINGED GOOSE

(Plectropterus gambensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 116 / 27
Clements 2000 27.0530
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
27-53

 

A very large bird (about 100cm), common in Southern Africa except in the dry west, and throughout Africa south of the Sahara. Its normal habitat is larger inland waters and dams and it generally eats grass shoots, grain and other crops. Its nest is normally a grass lined hollow on the ground.

 

List of Stamps showing Spur-winged Goose

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Gambia 0242  0219 1966 2s6d
Gambia 1115  1121 1991 D1
Georgia 0130   1995 15k
Ghana 1985  2028 1994 c200
Ivory Coast 0262  0286 1965 2f
Lesotho 0793  0680A 1988 5s
Lesotho 0887 0680C 1989 5s
Malawi 0478 0234 1975 10t
Malawi 0502   1975 10t
Mozambique 0836 0775 1980 7m50
Rwanda 0903 096 1978 20c
Sierra Leone 0625A 0593 1980 5c
Sierra Leone
(1981 imprint)
0625Ba 0593 I 1981 5c
Sierra Leone
(1982 imprint)
0625B 0593 II 1982 5c
Sierra Leone
(1983 imprint)
0763   1983 5c
Sierra Leone 0809 0762 1984 70c/5c
Sierra Leone 0810 0763 1984 Le10/5c
Sierra Leone 0809a   1984 70c/5c
Sierra Leone 0810a   1984 Le10/5c
Sierra Leone 0814   1984 70c/5c
Sierra Leone 0815   1984 Le10/5c
Upper Volta 0393 0405 1972 10f
Venda 0153 0152 1987 25c
Venda 0153m/s Bl 3 1987 25c
Zambia 0805   1999 800 k