WESTERN VIOLET-BACKED SUNBIRD

Also known as Violet-backed Sunbird (6, H)

(Anthreptes longuemarei)

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Roberts VI / VII 795 / 814
Clements 2000 166.0100
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-9
 A smallish bird (13 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is an uncommon resident confined to eastern Zimbabwe. It is usually in pairs and inhabits the canopy of woodland. It lives off spiders, insects and nectar.

List of Stamps showing Western Violet-backed Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Liberia     2001 $25
Sierra Leone 3109 1999 Le600
Togo 1533 1540 1981 50f
Zambia 0724 0626 1994 K50
Zambia     2002 K300 / K50