WHITE-THROATED BEE-EATER

(Merops albicollis)

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Roberts VI / VII 917 / 103
Clements 2000 92.0140
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
87-14

 

Rare Vagrant
A medium bird (20-30 cm including tail feathers), it breeds in a narrow sub desert region south of the Sahara and migrates to the equatorial rain-forests of central and west Africa. It is a very rare vagrant to southern Africa with just two records.

 

List of Stamps showing White-throated Bee-eater

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Chad 0164 0163 1966 100f
Chad 0305 0302 1970 50f/100f
Djibouti 0941 0429 1985 5f
Egypt 2261   2002 30p
Gambia 3749   2000 D7
Ghana  3012   2000 1600c
Liberia   1925 1997 90c
Sierra Leone 3091   1999 Le600
Sierra Leone 3118   1999 Le600