BLUE SWALLOW

(Hirundo atrocaerulea)

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Roberts VI / VII 521 / 602
Clements 2000 123.0580
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
117-47
(CBOS 117-45)

 

A medium bird ( 20 to 25 cm), found in Natal, eastern Transvaal, eastern Zimbabwe through to Malawi and Tanzania. It is a rare breeding migrant and is vulnerable at present. It inhabits montane grassland in small groups. It lives off aerial arthropods

 

List of Stamps showing Blue Swallow

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Sierra Leone 3125   1999 Le600
South Africa 0818 0907 1993 R2
South Africa 0818c   1997 R2
South Africa 1027 1111 1998 R2
South Africa 1027a   1998 R2
Tanzania ms   1999 600s
Uganda 2104   1999 700s