CAPE LONGCLAW

Previously known as Orange-throated Longclaw (6) (C)

(Macronyx capensis)

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Roberts VI / VII 727 / 915
Clements 2000 124.0170
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
118-13

 

A medium bird (19-20 cm), endemic to southern Africa. It is a common resident found discontinuously in the south and east and in central Zimbabwe. It inhabits moist short grassland above 600 m, usually in pairs and eats insects and grass seeds.

 

List of Stamps showing Cape Longclaw

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ciskei 0016 0016 1981 20c
Lesotho 0446 0339x 1981 60s
Lesotho 0509 0339y 1982 60s
Lesotho 0719 0602 1986 15s/60s
Lesotho 0719a   1986 15s/60s
Lesotho 1081 0962 1992 30s
Rhodesia 0539   1977 6c