BURCHELL'S SANDGROUSE

Previously known as Variegated Sandgrouse (H)

(Pterocles burchelli)

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Roberts VI / VII 345 / 230
Clements 2000 71.0160
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
64-10

 

A small stocky bird (about 25 cm), found in the dry interior of southern Africa and south eastern Angola. It is a common resident inhabiting red Kalahari sand with grass and dry savannah. It is usually in pairs and feeds off small dry seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing Burchell's Sandgrouse

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bophuthatswana 0239 0239 1990 21c
Namibia 0841   1999 $1.80