BLUE QUAIL

(Coturnix adansonii)

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Roberts VI / VII 202 / 17
Clements 2000 38.0720
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
35-124

 

A small bird (about 15 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a rare breeding migrant confined to the extreme east. It inhabits seasonally moist grasslands and vleis and is found in pairs or small groups. It mainly eats seeds but also insects and snails

 

List of Stamps showing Blue Quail

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ghana 1627 1575 1991 c100
Malawi 0475 0231 1975 3t
Malawi  0501   1975 3t
Sierra Leone 0628A 0596 1980 15c
Sierra Leone
(1981 imprint)
0628Ba 0596 I 1981 15c
Sierra Leone
(1982 imprint)
0628B 0596 II 1982 15c
Sierra Leone
(1983 imprint)
0766   1983 15c