CHESTNUT-BANDED PLOVER

(Charadrius pallidus)

Previously known as Chestnut-banded Sand Plover

(Charadrius venustus pallidus)

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Roberts VI / VII 247 / 284
Clements 2000 60.0440
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
56-46

 

A small bird (about 15 cm), distributed from South Africa to East Africa. In southern Africa it is a locally common resident along the coast and in brackish inland lagoons and pans. It is usually found singly or in pairs and in small flocks (up to fifty) when not breeding. It lives off insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Chestnut-banded Plover

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

South West Africa 0332 0460 1979 20c