EURASIAN HOBBY

(Falco subbuteo)

Also known as Hobby Falcon (6) or Northern Hobby

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Roberts VI / VII 173 / 409
Clements 2000 32.0470
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
32-43

 

A smallish bird (30 cm to 36 cm) breeding in the Palearctic region and migrating to Africa and southern Asia. In southern Africa it is uncommon and found throughout except for the drier west. It is found it lightly wooded country and mainly lives off insects, small birds and bats.

 

List of Stamps showing Eurasian Hobby

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney 0185   2002 22p
Alderney 0191 ms   2002 22p
Georgia 0172   1996 15k
Gibraltar 0987   2001 40p
Gibraltar 0987m   2001 40p
Grenadines of St Vincent      2001 $1.10
Guyana 4511   1995 $60
Mali 1428   1995 200f
Mongolia     1999 300t
Mozambique MS 1619 b   2002 50 000 mt
Poland 2345  2358 1975 2z
Rumania 6790m   2007 4le70
St Vincent 4812   2001 $1.10
Tanzania     1998 1000s