GREAT SNIPE

(Gallinago media)

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Roberts VI / VII 285 / 231
Clements 2000 62.0170
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 57-50

 

A medium bird (about 28 cm), which breeds in northern Europe and western USSR, migrating to Africa, Arabia and India. In southern Africa it is scarce migrant confined to the north eastern parts of the region. It inhabits vleis, moist grasslands and streams, and lives off aquatic invertebrates.

 

List of Stamps showing Great Snipe

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Belarus 0696   2007 1000r
French Territories of the Afars & Issas 0576 0067 1972 66f