EUROPEAN BEE-EATER

(Merops apiaster)

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Roberts VI / VII 438 / 107
Clements 2000 92.0220
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 87-20
A medium bird (25 to 29 cm), found in southern Europe and Russia, throughout Africa and southern Africa. Two populations, one breeding in the north and the other in southern Africa. It is a locally common bird, gregarious at all times and inhabiting woodland, savanna and scrubby grassland. It eats insects.

List of Stamps showing European Bee-eater

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Albania 0936 0976 1965 40q
Angola 0461 0342 1951 20c
Austria 2159 1918 1988 5s
Azerbajan  331m 0319m 1996 500m
Bahrain 0426 0452 1992 150f
Benin     2000 135f
Bosnia + Herzegovina 0149 2005 1k
Central African Republic     1999 490f
Congo (Brazzaville) 0114 0117 1967 75f
Cyprus (Turkish Post) 0140 0134 1983 10li
Czechoslovakian Republic 0228  0207 1999 4.60k
Dubai 0313 0330 1968 60d
France 1505 1327 1960 50c
Gambia 2392   1997 D50
Gambia  3762ma   2000 D25
Gambia 4126m   2001 D8
Ghana 2846   1999 c1000
Ghana 3010   2000 c1600
Gibraltar 0596  0552 1988 4p
Gibraltar     2008 G
Hungary 1232  1238 1952 1Ft40
Hungary 2352  2404 1968 2Ft
Hungary 3964 4073 1990 5Ft
Hungary   4661 2001 70ft
Iran     2000 500r
Iran     2002 500r
Israel 0247  0273 1963 30a
Italy 1835  1881 1984 450li
Ivory Coast     2003 200f
Kuwait 0605  0602 1973 30f
Lebanon 0872 0899 1965 32p50
Lebanon 1119 1150 1972 25p/32p
Lesotho MS 1905   2002 M20
Liberia   1686 1996 25c
Liberia     2001 $15
Libya 0336 0179 1965 10m
Libya 0693 0523 1976 20dh
Libya 1199 1012 1982 45dh
Malta 1219   2001 6c
Moldavia 0019 0014 1992 50k
Moldavia 0063 0056 1993 2r
Monaco 2033 1999 1991 6f
Morocco 0814 1200 1991 3d
Mozambique 0710 0653 1978 15e
Mozambique 1618 ma   2002 17 000 mt
Namibia     2015 Inl Reg Mail
Portugal 2919   2002 e0.02
Qatar 0396 0533 1972 35d
Rumania 3979 3106 1973 1le40
Rumania 4798 3969 1983 2le50
Sierra Leone 1147 1102 1988 Le20
Sierra Leone 3145   1999 Le900
South Africa 1159   1999 Std
Syria 1723 1745 1989 600p
Togo     2000 290f
Tunisia 1228 1246 1992 100m
Turkey 3467m b   2001 450 000 li
Venda 0071  0070 1983 8c
Vietnam Republic 0962 1703 1986 1d