SOUTHERN CARMINE BEE-EATER

Previously known as Carmine Bee-eater

(Merops nubicoides)

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Roberts VI / VII 441 / 108
Clements 2000 92.0260
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 87-23
A large bird (33 to 38 cm), found from Zululand to Gabon, eastern Zaire and Kenya. In southern Africa it is a locally common intra African breeding migrant found in the north and east. It is highly gregarious (flocks of hundreds of birds), and inhabits lowveld river valleys with vertical banks. It eats large flying insects.

List of Stamps showing Southern Carmine Bee-eater

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Stamps marked * probably illustrate the Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus), which is generally found in the northern tropics.  The Northern & Southern Carmine Bee-eaters were previously considered sub-species
  (and still are by CBOS 5)
Carmine Bee-eaters are not found in the countries marked +
Antigua + 2424   1997 $1.10
Barbuda + 2047   1999 $1.10
Bophuthatswana 0061 0061 1980 10c
Botswana 0414 0201 1978 4t
Botswana 958   2001 50t
Central African Republic 1301 Bl436 1988 25f
Chad 0086 0086 1961 500f
Chad 0536 0830 1978 100f
Gabon 0741 0753 1980 60f
Gambia * 1023 1022 1990 D1.25
Gambia * 1023 (sheet) 1022 1990 D1.25
Gambia * 3748   2000 D7
Ghana * 0494  0328 1967 20np
Ghana * 0496 MS Bl 29 1967 20np
Ghana * 1616  1564 1991 c100
Kampuchea + 0823 0867 1987 20c
Liberia *   1702 1996 35c
Liberia *   1915 1997 3c
Liberia *     2000 $15
Liberia *     2000 $20
Malawi 0316 0098 1968 1s
Malawi 0356 0132 1970 10t/1s
Mali * 0582 0581 1977 40f
Namibia 0808   1998 60c
Namibia     2015 N$ 5.70
Niger * 0113 0020 1959 200f
Rhodesia 0462 0111 1971 7c
Senegal * 0234 0239 1960 50f
Senegal * 0915 0943 1987 300f
Sierra Leone * 2381 2409 1995 Le 300
Somalia * 0492 0139 1968 1s
Tanzania 0627   1989 20s
Uganda 0567 ma Bl 69 1987 150s
Zambia 0150 0060 1969 25n
Zambia Not listed   2000 3000 k