VIOLET-BACKED STARLING

Also known as Plum-coloured Starling (6) or Violet Starling (H)

(Cinnyricinclus leucogastor)

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Roberts VI / VII 761 / 806
Clements 2000 190.0890
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 164-56
A small bird (17 to 19 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara and southern Arabia. It is a fairly common breeding migrant found in the northern and eastern areas. It is found in small flocks and inhabits woodland and savanna. It eats fruit and insects.

List of Stamps showing Violet-backed Starling

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0478 0359 1951 25A
Gambia 0198 0175 1963 4d
Gambia 0220 0193 1965 4d
Ghana 0363 0204 1964 1s3d
Ghana 0364a bl14 1964 1s3d
Guyana 4513 1995 $60
Malawi 0311 0093 1968 2d
Mali 0010 0003 1960 100f
Mali 0017 0014 1960 100f
Mozambique 0708 0651 1978 2e50c
Niger 0298 0199 1968 100f
Niger 0568 0465 1975 100f
Swaziland 0239 0237 1976 4c
Togo 1531 1538 1981 60f
Venda 0073 0072 1983 25c
Venda 0274 0275 1994 70c
Yemen Arab Republic 0324 0409 1965 6b
Yemen Arab Republic D 371 P 20 1966 6b
Yemen Mukhelite Kingdom 0076 0152 1965 6b
Yemen Muhkelite Kingdom 0263 0333 1967 6b+3b
Yemen Mukhelite Kingdom Not listed 0767 1969 6b
Yemen Republic 0223 0213 1998 65r