LESSER KESTREL

(Falco naumanni)

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Roberts VI / VII 183 / 399
Clements 2000 32.0250
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
32-24

 

A small bird (29 to 30 cm) breeding in southern Europe, central Asia and China, migrating to Africa and India. In southern Africa it is an abundant migrant which is absent from the drier west. It is found in the open grassveld mainly near towns and feeds off insects and less often small birds.

 

List of Stamps showing Lesser Kestrel

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bophuthatswana 0225 0225 1989 40c
France  3693   2000 5.20f
Gibraltar 0887 0884 1999 42p
Gibraltar 0887m 0884m 1999 42p
Gibraltar     2008 5
Israel 1544   2001 1s20
Malta (WWF) 0901 0867 1991 10c
Maldives sheet   2002 Rf 7
Mongolia     1999 250t
New Zealand     2000 40c
Poland 2341 2354 1975 1z
Poland 2342 2355 1975 1z
Slovenia 0264  0113 1995 13t
South Africa 1157   1999 Std
United Arab Emirates 0492  0484 1995 50f
Yugoslavia 2906 2650 1994 80p