MIOMBO BLUE-EARED STARLING

Also known as Lesser Blue-eared Glossy-Starling (C) (H)
or Lesser Blue-eared Starling (6)

(Lamprotornis chloropterus or Lamprotornis elisabeth (7))

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Roberts VI / VII 766 / 802
Clements 2000 190.0700
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 164-46
A medium bird (18-20 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. It is a common resident in the extreme north east of the region, inhabiting Brachystegia woodland. It is gregarious (flocks of up to 800), and eats insects, seed, fruit and flowers

List of Stamps showing Miombo Blue-eared Starling

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Mozambique 1332 1269 1992 400m
Rhodesia 0541 0192 1977 16c
Zimbabwe 0975 0626 1998 $4.10