NAMAQUA DOVE

(Oena capensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 356 / 192
Clements 2000 72.0880
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
65-89

 

A smallish bird (24 to 27 cm), found in Africa, Arabia and Madagascar. In southern Africa it is very common in the drier areas, but scarce on the eastern side. It normally inhabits dry thornveld and is usually solitary or in pairs. It lives off small seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing Namaqua Dove

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 1047   2005 P3.90
Congo (DRC) 1614   2000 4f 50
Djibouti 0699 0188 1977 100f
French Territories of the Afars & Issas  0653 0158 1975 100f
Guinea-Bissau 1098 1020 1989 200p
Ivory Coast 0266 0288 1965 30f
Madagascar     1998 250f
Maldives 2554   1996 Rf 5
Sierra Leone 3127   1999 Le600
Transkei 0312 0314  1993 R1.05
Transkei ms  Bl 11 1993 R1.05