AFRICAN EMERALD CUCKOO

Also known as Emerald Cuckoo (6)

(Chrysococcyx cupreus)

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Roberts VI / VII 384 / 124
Clements 2000 76.0410
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 71-32

 

A small bird ( 18 to 22 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is confined to eastern parts of the area. It is a solitary bird inhabiting the canopy of evergreen and riverine forests. Its food is mainly caterpillars.

 

List of Stamps showing African Emerald Cuckoo

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Benin 1009 0433 1985 90f/250
Dahomey 0272 0297 1967 250f
Gambia 0205 0182 1963 1
Gambia 0227 0200 1965 1
Gambia 0868 0853 1989 20b
Gambia 1126 1136 1991 D1.50
Liberia   1917 1997 5c
Rwanda 0961 1024 1980 26f
Sierra Leone 3115   1999 Le 600
Tanzania 0804a   1990 9s
Tanzania 0805 0736 1990 9s
Tanzania O 70   1990 9s
Tanzania     2000  150s / 9s
Uganda 1153 1148 1992 300s