WESTERN MARSH HARRIER

(Circus aeruginosus)

Also known as European Marsh Harrier, Marsh Harrier

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Roberts VI / VII 164 / 365
Clements 2000 30.0740
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
30-88

 

A largish harrier (48 cm to 56 cm) breeding in Europe, North Africa and central Asia and migrating to the rest of Africa and India. In southern Africa it is a rare non-breeding migrant. It is found in marshes, swamps and adjacent grasslands. The main food source is frogs but it also eats other small vertebrates.

 

List of Stamps showing Western Marsh Harrier

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney 0190   2002 64p
Alderney 0191 ms   2002 64p
Bulgaria 4582   2006 10st
Central African Republic   1980 1997 350f
Congo (Brazzaville)     1999 375f
Denmark 1397   2004 7k
Gibraltar 0983   2001 40p
Gibraltar 0983m   2001 40p
Great Britain 2768   2007 1st
Hungary 1853  1883 1962 60fi
Jersey  1002   2001 41p
Maldives 1840 1953 1993 3r50
Malta (WWF) 0899  0865 1991 4c
Mongolia 0993  1012 1976 40m
Rumania 6786   2007 80b