SAND MARTIN

Also known as Bank Swallow (C)

(Riparia riparia)

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Roberts VI / VII 532 / 593
Clements 2000 123.0330
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
117-31
(CBOS 117-29)

 

A small bird (13 to 14 cm), breeding in Europe, Asia and North America, migrating south. It is a fairly common migrant to the north eastern half of the region. It is highly gregarious (hundreds) inhabiting open grassland. It feeds off aerial insects

 

List of Stamps showing Sand Martin

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Alderney 0240   2004 65p
Alderney 0241ms   2004 65p
Bhutan 1731mb   2002 25n
Burundi 0539 0624 1970 2f
Burundi 0563 0648 1970 8f
Guinea     2001 950f
Guyana 4509   1995 $20
Sierra Leone 1152 1108 1988 Le10