BLACK-WINGED STILT

(Himantopus himantopus)

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Roberts VI / VII 295 / 275
Clements 2000 57.0010
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
53-1

 

A medium bird (about 38 cm), which is found worldwide, and throughout Southern Africa. It is a locally common resident, inhabiting shallow waters of estuaries, dams, vleis. It is a gregarious bird and feeds on insects, crustaceans and mollusks.

 

List of Stamps showing Black-winged Stilt

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Barbuda 0539 0523 1980 $2
Bosnia + Herzegovina 0147 2005 1k
Botswana 0527 0311 1982 30t
Equatorial Guinea 0172   1992 150f
Gambia 1979  2057 1995 D3
Ghana 0471  0304 1967 50np
Ghana 0552   1969 50np
Ghana 1611  1591 1991 c100
Ghana 1997  2016 1994 c200
Hungary 1228  1234 1952 60fi
Hungary 3345  3456 1980 6Ft
Israel 0616  0654 1975 2
Italy 1844  1929 1985 500li
Ivory Coast     2003 200f
Jordan 1519  1363 1987 100f
Maldives  3282   2000 Rf 1
Mozambique 1448 1379 1997 4000m
Philippines 3223   1998 P5
Portugal 1890 1572 1982 33e50
Rumania 2552 1686 1957 5b
Rumania 3599 2725 1968 20b
St Vincent 3348 3578 1996 $1
Tanzania 1550 1536 1993 100s
Thailand 1938   1997 7b
Zambia     1999 1500 k