RED-CHESTED CUCKOO

Also known in South Africa as "Piet-my-vrou" (Afrikaans)

(Cuculus solitarius)

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Roberts VI / VII 377 / 116
Clements 2000 76.0120
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
71-11

 

A medium bird (28 to 30 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a common breeding migrant, found throughout the area except for the drier west. It is usually solitary and highly vocal and lives on forests and plantations. It eats insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Red-chested Cuckoo

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Rwanda 0244   1967 3f
Transkei 0075 0075 1980 5c