MALACHITE KINGFISHER

(Alcedo cristata)

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Roberts VI / VII 431 / 91
Clements 2000 89.0110
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 84-19
A small bird (about 14 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara and Madagascar. In southern Africa it is a common resident, widespread except for the drier west. It is usually solitary and inhabits lakes, dams and streams. It lives off fish, insects, frogs and tadpoles.

List of Stamps showing Malachite Kingfisher

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola  1571   2000 2kz
Antigua 2469mc 1997 $6
Barbuda  2089mb   1999 $6
Botswana 0227 0026 1967 15c
Botswana 1067 2007 P2.60
Chad 0085 0085 1961 250f
Ciskei 0014b 0074 1985 12c
Comoro 0061 0080 1967 10f
Comoro 0273 0379 1978 35f
Comoro 0340 0539 1979 30f/35f
Comoro 1998 175f
Gambia 4152 ms 2001 D7
Gambia 2009 D25
Ghana  3377 ms   2002 c4500
Ghana  3663 ms   2007 c7500
Guinea-Bissau 1244m Bl 289  1992 1500p
Kenya 0596 0578 1993 7s
Lesotho 0444 0337x 1981 25s
Lesotho 0507 0337y 1982 25s
Lesotho 0720 0650 1987 35s/25s
Lesotho 0720a   1987 35s/25s
Lesotho 0720b 1987 35s/25s
Lesotho 0720ba 1987 35s/25s
Lesotho 0720bb 1987 35s/25s
Lesotho 0730 0648 1988 16s/25s
Lesotho 0730a 1988 16s/25s
Lesotho 0730b   1988 16s/25s
Lesotho 0731 1987 35s/25s
Lesotho 0731a   1987 35s/25s
Liberia     1999 $15
Liberia   1916 1997 4c
Malawi 0632  0355 1980 K1
Malawi 0886  0591 1992 75t
Mali 1433   1995 200f
Namibia  0921   2002 $2.80
Namibia 2014 Zone C
Rwanda 0661 0712 1975 30c
Sierra Leone 1897A 1902 1992 Le20
Sierra Leone 2371 1995 Le300
Sierra Leone 3090 1999 Le600
Sierra Leone  3097 1999 Le600
Tanzania 0635 0537 1989 20s
Tanzania 1779 1738.k 1994 400s
Uganda 0881  0863 1990 70s
Zimbabwe 1217 2007 $500
Zimbabwe 1225ms 2007 $500