SCARLET-CHESTED SUNBIRD

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

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Roberts VI / VII 791 / 819
Clements 2000 166.0390
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-37
 A medium sunbird (13 to 15 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a common resident absent from most of the Cape and the highveld. It inhabits woodland and savanna. It is usually solitary and feeds off nectar, spiders and insects.

List of Stamps showing Scarlet-chested Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bechuanaland 0170 0157 1961 2c
Botswana 0208 0007 1966 2c
Chad 0083 0083 1961 100f
Congo Democratic Republic 1617 ma 2000 9f
Gambia 1017 1016 1990 D1.25
Gambia 1017 (sheet) 1016 1990 D1.25
Guinea     2001 750f
Kenya 0599 0581 1993 11s
Malawi 0310 0092 1968 1d
Namibia 988   2005 Rgstd
Rwanda 0475 0506 1972 10f
Tanzania 0804a 1990 25s
Tanzania 0809 0740 1990 25s
Tanzania O 75 1990 25s
Uganda 0561 0517 1987 10s
Uganda 0592 0549 1987 45s
Uganda 2094 1999 600s
Venda 0041 0041 1981 25c
Zambia 0725 0629 1994 K100