MAGPIE SHRIKE

Previously Long-tailed Shrike

(Corvinella melanoleuca)

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Roberts VI / VII 735 / 577
Clements 2000 176.0280
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 122-58
A largish bird (40-50 cm, including long tail), found from south Africa to Kenya. It is a locally common resident in central, eastern and northern parts of southern Africa. It inhabits acacia bushveld in small groups and eats insects and small reptiles.

List of Stamps showing Magpie Shrike

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0470 0351 1951 4.50A
Comoro     1998 175f
Hong Kong 1409   2006 $5
Hong Kong 1414m   2006 $5
Rhodesia 0540 0191 1977 8c