GREATER PAINTED SNIPE

(Rostratula benghalensis)

Also known as Painted Snipe (6) (H)

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Roberts VI / VII 242 / 267
Clements 2000 53.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 49-1

 

A small to medium bird (24 to 27 cm) found in Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia and Australia. In southern Africa it an uncommon resident absent from the dry west. It lives on marshes, swamps and edges of lakes with marginal vegetation. It is a solitary bird, feeding off insects, crustaceans, worms and mollusks

 

List of Stamps showing Greater Painted Snipe

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Gambia 1519 1575 1993 D2
Gambia 2378   1996 63b
Japan 2185  2093 1992 62y
Lesotho 0208  0109 1971 15c
Sierra Leone 1483mb Bl 130 1990 Le250