MALACHITE SUNBIRD

Also known as Yellow-tufted Malachite Sunbird (H)

(Nectarinia famosa)

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Roberts VI / VII 775 / 821
Clements 2000 166.0530
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-89
 A large sunbird (24 to 26 cm), distributed from South Africa to Ethiopia. It is a common resident of the Cape, Free State and Transvaal and parts of Natal. It inhabits scrubby hillsides and is usually solitary or in pairs. It feeds off nectar, insects and spiders.

List of Stamps showing Malachite Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Ciskei 0008 0008 1981 4c
Ghana 2548ma 1997 c3000
Lesotho 0445 0338x 1981 40s
Lesotho 0508 0338y 1982 40s
Lesotho 1070 0951 1992 30s
Liberia ms   2001 $100