AMETHYST SUNBIRD

Also known as Black Sunbird (6)

(Chalcomitra amethystina (C) (7) or Nectarinia amethystina (6) (H))

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Roberts VI / VII 792 / 818
Clements 2000 166.0380
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-36
 A medium sunbird (14 to 15 cm), distributed from South Africa to Kenya. In southern Africa it is a common resident absent from most of the Cape, highveld and drier west. It is usually solitary or in pairs and inhabits forest edges, woodlands and gardens. It lives off nectar, insects and spiders.

List of Stamps showing Amethyst Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Mozambique 1329 1266 1992 150m
Namibia 989ms   2005 $10.00
Zambia 0735 0639 1994 K1500