LITTLE BEE-EATER

(Merops pusillus)

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Roberts VI / VII 444 / 101
Clements 2000 92.0080
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 87-8
A small bird (17 to 18 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a common resident found in the north, northeast and east. It inhabits bushveld and open woodland and is found alone or in pairs. It eats flying insects.

List of Stamps showing Little Bee-eater

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Burundi 0128 0144 1965 1f
Burundi 0134 0150 1965 5f
Burundi 0145 0161 1965 14f
Burundi 0224 0274 1967 5f
Burundi 0235 0285 1967 14f
Burundi 1320 1490 1979 3f
Burundi 1329 1507 1979 18f
Ethiopia 1307 1198 1985 80c
French Somaliland 0441 0326 1960 15f
Liberia   1923 1997 70c
Namibia     2015 N$ 7.70
Tanzania 0627   1989 20s
Tanzania 0804a   1990 13s
Tanzania 0806 0737 1990 13s
Tanzania O 72   1990 13s
Uganda 1158 153 1992 3000s
Zambia 0890   2002 K 1 500
Zambia 0892   2003 K 1 200
Zimbabwe 1218   2007 $1000
Zimbabwe 1225ms   2007 $1000