CAPE GLOSSY STARLING

Also known as  Glossy-Starling (6)
or Red-shouldered Glossy Starling (H)

(Lamprotornis nitens)

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Roberts VI / VII 764 / 800
Clements 2000 190.0680
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 164-43
A medium bird (22-23 cm), distributed from South Africa to Zambia and Gabon. It is a common resident throughout southern Africa, inhabiting acacia savanna, riverine bush and gardens. It is usually in small flocks, and eats insects and fruit.

List of Stamps showing Cape Glossy Starling

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0471 0352 1951 5A
Burkina 1120 1344 1995 750 f
Lesotho 0801 0688A 1988 60s
Venda 0273 0274 1994 45c