PLAIN-BACKED SUNBIRD

Previously Blue-throated Sunbird (6)

(Anthreptes reichenowi)

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Roberts VI / VII 794 / 813
Clements 2000 166.004
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-3
 

 A small bird (about 10 cm), distributed from Mocambique to Kenya. It is a common resident in the coastal parts of Mocambique and inhabits thickets at the edge of forests. It is usually in pairs and feeds off insects, spiders and nectar.

List of Stamps showing Plain-backed Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

South Africa 1978   2012 Int Air Sm Let