CAPE SPARROW

Clements 2000 originally referred to this bird as a Mossie,
 but has now corrected the SA Sparrows in general

 (Passer melanurus)

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Roberts VI / VII 803 / 903
Clements 2000 191.0120
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 163-31
A small bird (14-16 cm), found in southern Africa and southern Angola, except for the northern and eastern parts. It is a very common resident, inhabiting semi-arid savanna. It is found in small groups and eats seeds and insects

List of Stamps showing Cape Sparrow

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Central African Republic   2000 450f
Lesotho 0802 0689A 1988 75s