CRAB PLOVER

(Dromas ardeola)

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Roberts VI / VII 296 / 298
Clements 2000 54.0010
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
50-1

 

A medium bird (38 to 41 cm), breeding in the Indian Ocean shores, mainly in the tropics. It is a rare vagrant to the eastern shores of Southern Africa. It is usually solitary in SA, but normally gregarious and lives off crabs.

 

List of Stamps showing Crab Plover

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

British Indian Ocean Territories 0095   1990 41p
British Indian Ocean Territories 0260ms   2001 50p
British Indian Ocean Territories 0260ms   2001 50p
British Indian Ocean Territories 0260ms   2001 50p
British Indian Ocean Territories 0260ms   2001 50p
British Indian Ocean Territories 0260ms   2001 50p
Central  African Republic     2000 485f
Congo (Brazzaville) 1354   1993 250f
Maldives 0179  0177 1966 15la
Maldives 0182  0180 1966 50la
Maldives 0187  0185 1966 Rf 5
Maldives 0703  0712 1977 2la
Maldives 1845  1958 1993 Rf 3.50
Maldives  3016   1999 Rf 5
Maldives  3299   2000 Rf 13
United Arab Emirates 0467 0461 1994 2 d