ALLEN'S GALLINULE

(Porphyrio alleni (7),  Porphyrula alleni (6) or Gallenula alleni)

Also known as Lesser Gallinule (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 224 / 222
Clements 2000 46.1130
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
42-112

 

A medium sized bird ( about 25 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a locally common breeding migrant found in the northern and eastern parts of the region. It inhabits marshes and seasonal flood plains and is a solitary bird. It lives off seeds, flowers, bulbs as well as insects, spiders and worms

 

List of Stamps showing Allen's Gallinule

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ascension Island 0751 0767 1998 50p
Comoro Islands 0099 0118 1971 40f
Comoro Islands 0271 0377 1978 15f
Comoro Islands 0339 0538 1979 15f
Sierra Leone 3102   1999 Le600