COMMON HOUSE MARTIN

Also known as House Martin

(Delichon urbica)

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Roberts VI / VII 530 / 611
Clements 2000 123.0760
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
117-70
(CBOS 117-68)

 

A smallish bird (14 to 15 ), found in Europe, Africa and Asia. It is a non-breeding migrant to most parts of southern Africa, absent from the arid Cape areas. It is gregarious (several thousand) found around steep hillsides. It feeds off aerial arthropods.

 

List of Stamps showing  Common House Martin

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ascension Island 0748 0764 1998 25p
Belgium 3701a   2004 44c
Burundi 0556 0641 1970 6f 50
Burundi 0580 0698 1970 50f
Central African Republic ms   1999 2000f
Ciskei 0061 0062 1984 25c
Guyana 4510   1995 $35
North Korea 4142   2001 1w50
Lebanon 0418 0437 1950 5p
Lebanon 0419 0438 1950 15p
Malta 1220   2001 6c
Sierra Leone 1153 1109 1988 Le15
Turkey 1847 1664 1959 125k