VARIABLE SUNBIRD

Previously known as Yellow-bellied Sunbird

(Cinnyris venustus (C) (7) Nectarinia venusta (6) (H))

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Roberts VI / VII 786 / 827
Clements 2000 166.0880
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 152-55
 A small bird (10 to 11 cm), found in southern Africa, Angola and Mocambique. It is a common resident of the central, northern and eastern parts, inhabiting drier woodland. It feeds off nectar, insects and spiders.

List of Stamps showing Variable Sunbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

French Territories of the Afars and Issas 0650 0136 1975 50f
Gambia 1026 1025 1990 D1.25
Gambia 1026 (sheet) 1025 1990 D1.25
Guinea     2001 750f
Liberia     2001 $25
Malawi 0889 0594 1992 75t
Rwanda 0471 0502 1972 50c
Sierra Leone 3124 1999 Le600
Zambia 0732 0636 1994 K500
Zimbabwe 0974 0625 1998 $1.20