LILAC-BREASTED ROLLER

(Coracias caudatus)

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Roberts VI / VII 447 / 86
Clements 2000 93.0030
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 88-3
 
A large bird (35 to 36 cm) found from South Africa to Angola and Ethiopia. In southern Africa it is absent from the drier south and west, but a common resident elsewhere, inhabiting savanna or open woodland. It feeds off insects and a large variety of small creatures.

List of Stamps showing Lilac-breasted Roller

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 1550   2000 1.50 kz
Central African Republic     1997 300f
Congo (Brazzaville) 0115 0118 1967 100f
Egypt 2264   2002 30p
Ghana 2543   1997 c800
Lesotho 0450 0343x 1981 M5
Lesotho 0513 0343y 1982 M5
Lesotho 1073 0954 1992 30s
Liberia     2001 $25
Malawi 0879 0584 1992 75t
Mozambique 0706 0649 1978 1e
Namibia 0758   1997 $1.00
Namibia 0995   2005 Std on $1.00
Namibia 1044   2006 Postcard on $1.00
Sierra Leone 3113   1999 Le600
South Africa 1224   2000 R2
South Africa 1286   2001 R2
South Africa     2010 Small letter
Swaziland 0250a 0248 1976 E2
Tanzania 0624   1989 20s
Tanzania 0816mb 0748 1990 60s
Uganda 0124  0098 1965 5s
Uganda 0590 0547 1987 25s
Yemen People's
 Democratic Republic
0401 0439 1988 50f
Zambia 0639 0536 1991 K1.20
Zimbabwe 1019   2000 $30