CAPE SHOVELER

(Anas smithii)

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Roberts VI / VII 112 / 34
Clements 2000 27.1110
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
27-102

 

A medium sized duck (about 53cm), very common in the south western Cape and the highveld, uncommon throughout the rest of Southern Africa. Its main habitat are vleis and shallow temporary pans. It lives off plankton, mollusks and insects as well as water plants and seeds. The nest is a grass lined hollow in the ground in dense vegetation.

 

 

List of Stamps showing Cape Shoveler

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0861 0638 1997 70t
Ghana 2137 2170 1995 c800
Namibia     2000 $7.00
Transkei 0291  0293 1992 R1.05