PIED AVOCET

(Recurvirostra avosetta)

Also previously known as Avocet

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Roberts VI / VII 294 / 274
Clements 2000 57.0070
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
53-10

 

A medium to large bird (43-46 cm), breeding in Africa, Europe and central Asia. In southern Africa it is a locally common bird, resident in parts and nomadic in other parts. It inhabits shallow waters in estuaries, lagoons, marine shores and dams, and lives off insects, crustaceans, worms and molluscs.

 

List of Stamps showing Pied Avocet

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Algeria 1354   2001 d5
Czechoslovakia 1636 1685 1967 1k
Denmark 0615 0604 1975 130ore
Ghana 2499   1997 c500
Great Britain 1420 1186 1989 27p
Hong Kong 1186   2003 $1.40
Hungary 1224 1230 1952 20fi
Jersey 0801 0819 1998 60p
Lesotho 1930   2004 M3.00
Netherlands 0910   1961 12c
Rumania 5325 4644 1991 1le50
Sierra Leone 1478 1458 1990 Le12
Sierra Leone 4250   2004 Le 1700
Sweden 0960 1023 1978 1k30
Sweden 2295   2003 10k
Turkey 3423m b   2000 275000l
Uganda 1446 1465 1995 200s