MOUNTAIN WAGTAIL

Previously known as Long-tailed Wagtail (6)

(Motacilla clara)

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Roberts VI / VII 712 / 912
Clements 2000 124.0120
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
118.0090

 

 
A smallish bird ( 19 to 20 cm), distributed in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a sparse resident found discontinuously from eastern Cape to north east Zimbabwe. It inhabits fast flowing well wooded rivers and eats insects. (Larvae of dragonflies)

 

List of Stamps showing Mountain Wagtail

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Guinea     2001 950f
Provisional identification, possibly the Grey Wagtail (R715), but there is no yellow in the tail