BANDED MARTIN

(Riparia cincta)

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Roberts VI / VII 534 / 595
Clements 2000 123.0360
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
117-32
(CBOS 117-30)

 

A medium bird (17 to 18 cm), distributed from southern Africa to Ethiopia and the Sudan. It is a breeding migrant in southern Africa, absent from the drier west and inhabiting grassland and vleis. It feeds off insects.

 

List of Stamps showing Banded Martin

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ciskei 0060 0061 1984 11c