AFRICAN SNIPE

(Gallinago nigripennis)

Also known as Ethiopian Snipe (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 286 / 232
Clements 2000 62.0150
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 57-48
A medium bird (about 28 cm) found in Africa from Ethiopia and Angola south. In southern Africa it is a locally common resident absent from the drier west. It inhabits vleis, marshes, flooded grasslands and marshy dams, living off insects, worms, crustaceans and molluscs.

List of Stamps showing African Snipe

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Malawi 0473 0229 1975 1t