PURPLE ROLLER

(also known as Rufous-crowned Roller)

(Coracias naevius)

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Roberts VI / VII 449 / 88
Clements 2000 93.0050
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 88-5
A large bird (35 to 40 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a fairly common resident of the northern parts, inhabiting open savanna. It is usually solitary or in pairs and lives off insects.

List of Stamps showing Purple Roller

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Gambia 0200 0177 1963 1s
Gambia 0208 0185 1963 1s
Gambia 0222 0195 1965 1s
Ghana 0465 0300 1967 4np
Ghana 0546 0328 1969 4np
Ghana 1256   1988 60c/4np
Ghana 2977   2000 c1200
Liberia 1309 1027 1977 15c