GIANT KINGFISHER

(Megaceryle maximus(a) or Ceryle maxima )

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Roberts VI / VII 429 / 98
Clements 2000 89.0850
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 84-2
The largest southern African kingfisher (43 to 46 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a locally common resident, absent from the drier west. It is usually solitary and inhabits rivers, estuaries and lakes. It lives off fish, crabs and frogs.

List of Stamps showing Giant Kingfisher

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0462 0343 1951 50c
Botswana 0420 0207 1978 25t
Ciskei 0011 0011 1981 7c
Gabon 1134 1131 1992 300f
Lesotho 0804 0691A 1988 M3
Lesotho 0898 0691C 1989 M3
Liberia 0738 0453 1953 5c
Liberia   1799 1996 75c
Namibia     2014 Inland Reg Mail
South Africa     2015 Standard Postage
Swaziland 0246 0244 1976 25c
Zimbabwe 1155   2005 Z$ 100 000