BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

(Limosa limosa)

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Roberts VI / VII 287 / 233
Clements 2000 62.0290
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
57-1

 

Rare Vagrant
A largish bird (male 41 cm, female 50 cm) breeding in central Europe and Asia, and migrating to the Mediterranean, Africa, south Asia and Australia. In southern Africa it is a rare vagrant inhabiting dams, pans and marshes. It lives off mollusks, crustaceans, worms and seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing Black-tailed Godwit

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Czechoslovakia 1632 1681 1967 30h
Estonia 0186  0189 1992 1k
Iceland 0720  0691 1988 5k
Latvia 0360  0341 1992 5r
Lithuania 0507  0502 1992 15t
Marshall Islands 1110   1999 5c
Marshall Islands 1614   2002 37c
Netherlands 1438   1984 70c
Papua New Guinea 0895   2001 1k40
Poland 1486  1492 1964 50g
Rumania 5331 4650 1991 6le
Senegal 0753 0777 1982 45f
Sweden 1659 1743 1992 4k50