LESSER STRIPED SWALLOW

(Hirundo abyssinica)

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Roberts VI / VII 527 / 605
Clements 2000 123.0630
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
117-54
(CBOS 117-52)

 

A medium bird (15 to 19 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common breeding migrant to eastern and northern parts, resident in the extreme north east.  It inhabits a variety of habitats, and feeds off aerial arthropods

 

List of Stamps showing Lesser Striped Swallow

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ethiopia 0676 0567 1967 25c
Lesotho 1067 0948 1992 30s
Liberia 2001 $15
Malawi 0877 0582 1992 75t