PALMNUT VULTURE

(Gypoheirax angolensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 147 / 351
Clements 2000 30.0440
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
30-57

 

A large bird (about 60 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a rare and localized resident in the eastern parts. It lives in forests, mangroves, always in association with the raffia palm. The main food is the husks of the palm fruit.

 

List of Stamps showing Palmnut Vulture

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0828 0702 1984 14k
Gabon 1133  1130 1992 200f
Gambia 0203  0180 1963 5s
Gambia 0225  0198 1965 5s
Ghana 0166  0001 1957 2d
Ghana 0167  0002 1957 2d
Ghana 0168  0003 1957 4d
Ghana 0169  0004 1957 1s3d
Ghana 0193  0028 1957 2d
Ghana 0196  0031 1957 2s6d
Ghana 0197  0032 1957 2d
Ghana 0198  0033 1957 2d
Ghana 0199  0034 1957 4d
Ghana 0200  0035 1957 1s3ds
Liberia 0356 0160 1918 30c
Liberia 0382 0173 1918 30c+2c
Liberia 0541 0268 1921 12c/30c
Liberia 0552 0279 1921 12c/30c
Liberia O369 D099 1918 30c
Tanzania   2410 1996 300s
Togo 0261 0293 1960 500f