BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE

(Elanus caerulus)

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Roberts VI / VII 127 / 348
Clements 2000 30.0190
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 30-17
A smallish bird (about 30cm), probably the commonest raptor in Southern Africa. Found throughout Africa (except the Sahara), Madagascar, Iberia, and tropical Asia to New Guinea. Its habitat is mainly open grassland and it generally lives off rodents.

List of Stamps showing Black-shouldered Kite

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Algeria 0967 0950 1987 2d50
Bophuthatswana 0223 0223 1989 18c
Lesotho 1884m   2001 M15
Maldives 1619 1680 1992 10r
Portugal 2835   2001 140e
Rwanda 0839 0899 1977 20f
Vietnam Republic 0483 1238 1982 1d