CRIMSON-BREASTED SHRIKE

Also known as Burchell's Gonolek (H)
(what a dreadful name for a beautiful bird)

(Laniarius atrococcineus)

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Roberts VI / VII 739 / 551
Clements 2000 177.0220
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 122-33
A medium bird (23 cm), inhabiting the drier western and central parts of southern Africa and southern Angola. It is a common resident of Acacia savanna and is normally solitary or found in pairs. It eats insects.

List of Stamps showing Crimson-breasted Shrike

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Botswana 0226 0025 1967 10c
Central African Republic   1999 500f
Gambia 1514 1570 1993 D2
Ghana 2545 1997 c800
Lesotho 1071 0952 1992 30s
Niger   2000 225f
Sierra Leone 1915A 1992 Le6000
South Africa 0203 0292 1961 3c
South Africa 0243 0331 1964 3c