AFRICAN SKIMMER

(Rynchops flavirostris)

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Roberts VI / VII 343 / 312
Clements 2000 69.0020
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 62-2
A medium to large bird (36 to 40 cm), found in tropical Africa as far south as the Zambesi, Lundi and Okavango river systems. It is a common intra African migrant and inhabits larger rivers, lakes and pans. It is gregarious and lives off small fish.

List of Stamps showing African Skimmer

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0466 0347 1951 2.50A
Botswana  0913   2000 P2
Gambia 1027   1990 D1.25
Gambia 1027 (sheet)   1990 D1.25
Liberia     2001 $25
Sierra Leone 3100   1999 Le600
Zambia     1999 K700