BLACKCAP

Previously known as Eurasian Blackcap (6)

(Sylvia atricapilla)

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Roberts VI / VII 911 / 667
Clements 2000 140.2570
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 136-342 (CBOS 136-333)
 
A smallish bird (13-15 cm), breeding in the Palaearctic and migrating to Africa, normally as far as Malawi. It is a rare summer vagrant to southern Africa, with several records throughout the region. It inhabits thick bush and forest edge.

List of Stamps showing Blackcap

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Albania 1688 1712 1974 80q
Benin     2000 400f
Cyprus (Turkish Posts) 0279 0276 1990 300li
Gambia 3757   2000 D7
Ghana 2546   1997 c800
Kuwait 0591 0588 1973 10f
Monaco 0733 0703 1962 20c