FAN-TAILED WIDOWBIRD

Also known as  Red-shouldered Widow (6) or Fan-tailed Whydah (H)

(Euplectes axillaris)

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Roberts VI / VII 828 / 859
Clements 2000 192.1050
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 163-153
A medium bird (17-18 cm), found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a common resident of the midlands and lowlands of the east, and Okavango. It inhabits open moist grasslands It is gregarious at all times and eats seeds, grain and insects.

List of Stamps showing Fan-tailed Widowbird

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Angola 0473 0354 1951 7A
Rwanda 0248 0258 1967 100f