COMMON CUCKOO

Also known as European Cuckoo

(Cuculus canorus)

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Roberts VI / VII 374 / 118
Clements 2000 76.0150
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
71-14

 

A medium bird (about 38 cm) breeding in Europe, Asia and north Africa. In southern Africa it is an uncommon non breeding migrant found in the central and eastern parts. It is a solitary bird, inhabiting woodland and coastal bush. It mainly eats hairy caterpillars.

 

List of Stamps showing Common Cuckoo

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Albania 0934 0974 1965 20q
Bahrain 0429 0455 1992 150f
Bulgaria 1145 1121 1959 80s
Central African Republic     1999 490f
Czechoslovakia 2072 2110 1972 60h
Finland 0614 0521 1960 30m
Finland 1556m 1479 1999 3.00
Great Britain 1284  1029 1985 31p
Japan 1896  1740 1987 60y
Korea (North) 3610m 3848 1996 50ch
Lesotho SG 1932   2004 M6
Lesotho MS 1932   2004 M6
Malagasy 0932 1332 1992 60f
Moldavia 0024 0019 1992 15r
Moldavia 0068 0061 1993 50r
Niger     1999 400f
Slovenia 0388 0236 1998 50t
Tanzania 1360m 1322 1992 300s