PIED KINGFISHER

Also known as Lesser Pied Kingfisher

(Ceryle rudis)

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Roberts VI / VII 428 / 99
Clements 2000 89.0890
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 84-5
 
A medium bird (25 to 29 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara, and the Nile valley; and in the middle east and southern Asia. In southern Africa it is a very common resident absent from the Kalahari and drier west. In inhabits rivers and lakes and is solitary or in pairs. It hunts by hovering over the water and diving into the water for the fish.

List of Stamps showing Pied Kingfisher

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 1066   2007 P1.10
Central African Republic 1303 Bl438 1988 300f
Central African Republic 1326 1349 1988 70f/300f
Congo (DRC) 1617 md   2000 20f
Gambia 0236 0213 1966 2d
Gambia 2389   1996 D25
Gambia     2009 D20
Hong Kong 0571  0539 1988 $5
Lesotho 0791  0678a 1988 2s
Liberia   1798 1996 75c
Namibia     2014 Zone A
Niger 0248 0150 1967 2f
Senegal 0376 0378 1968 5f
Sierra Leone 3083   1999 Le600
South Africa 0979 1066 1997 Std Post
South Africa     2015 Standard Postage
Tanzania 1549 1535 1993 100s
Vietnam Republic 2035 m 2771 1996 12000d