COMMON SCIMITAR-BILL

Also known as Scimitar-billed Wood Hoopoe or Scimitar-bill

(Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)

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Roberts VI / VII 454 /83
Clements 2000 97.0070
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
92-8

 

A smallish bird (24 to 28 cm), found in Africa from South Africa to east Africa. In southern Africa it is a common resident absent from the south. It is usually solitary and inhabits the acacia thornveld. It feeds off insects

 

List of Stamps showing Common Scimitar-bill

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0230 0029 1967 35c
Sierra Leone 3121   1999 Le600